War Poets Tour 2003
During Wartime -
a World of Struggle"
the early Spring of 2003, Ron Whitehead, NYC poet, Frank Messina
and fellow Kentuckyians Andy Cook and Sarah Elizabeth crossed the
Atlantic to perform in Iceland, The UK and Ireland.
War Poets did shows in Reykjavik, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Dublin. The
last War Poet to arrive back to the USA was Frank Messina. He watched the first
bombs light the early morning sky of Baghdad in the JFK airport terminal before
he even got his luggage.
loss of stride, Ron, Andy and Sarah made home to Kentucky and were joined by David
Amram to finish up the CD "Kentucky
Messina was not at a loss for much to do on getting back, the next gig up was
the 10th Anniversary Celebration with his ensemble "Spoken Motion" at
The Bowery Poetry Club in NYC.
a Pink Moon over The Bowery, poets and musicians from around the globe converged
for an evening of celebration and sharing with amazing performances.
observence of yet another year of "Poetry
Amidst a World of Struggle", view two new videos from
Ron and Sarah from The Cafe' Voltaire in Edinburgh. Watch Sarah Elizabeth
sing the story, "Kentucky
Mine Disaster" and Ron Whitehead scorch through "Gimme
Back My Wig!"
from The Spoken Motion 10th Anniversary Bash! watch Frank Messina and Spoken
Motion bop and weave through the classic, "Disorderly