Reading and Signing: Stations of the Lost and Found: Smith & Lady : With guest reader Wendy Shaffer
October 25, 2012 | 7-9pm
The man Cool Cleveland labeled "everything your mother warned you about" has released an autobiography that continues his tradition of shock and awe.
The book, Stations of the Lost & Found: A True Story of Armed Robbery, Stolen Cars, Outsider Art, Mutant Poetry, Underground Publishing, Robbing the Cradle and Leaving the Country by Smith & Lady, is the story of Steven B. Smith, a Cleveland artist who pursued the outrageous and the good, finally finding meaning in art, poetry and odd life experiences.
Drug orgies, massive refindings of reality, the acceptance of interdimensions. Errant life scout, cultural adventurer, perception tester, court jester, inner seeker, reality adjuster, flow surfer, servant and searcher of Other.
Born in Bitterroot, raised on Paradise Prairie, farm boy, car thief, Naval Academy, expelled for dope, society marriage, armed robbery, jail, illegal loft dweller, Artcrimes, rat attacks, overdose, celibate, remarried, expat. Ran from the cops ten times, got away nine.
Wendy Shaffer will read from her book 22 Years, a collection of (yes) 22 years of work. Poet Terry Provost says " love, humor and honest from an adroit practitioner of the language who has lived her compassion where others have merely contemplated it. Wendy Shaffer's poems, like so little else in our society, always make me feel more human." Check out Wendy's website and blog House of Cats at www.wendyshaffer.com.