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Dennis Formento & Ed Barrett Trio Audio 5 July 2011, Set 2

Musicians: Dennis Formento (poetry), Ed Barrett (guitar), Jesse Morrow (bass), Boyana Trayanova (drums)

Dennis Formento and Ed Barrett

Picture by Patricia Hart
Charlie's Neighborhood News, New Orleans

Dennis Formento, poet and sometime free-jazz/free-verse performer (Ed Barrett Trio, Frank Zappatistas), lives in Slidell, LA with his wife, artist, teacher, and yogini, Patricia Hart.  He is the publisher of Surregional Press  (Ungulations: Ten Waves Under the Hoof, by Amy Trussell and A. di Michele, and Fattening Frogs for Snakes by John Sinclair.) In 2010, Paper Press will publish Cineplex, poems dating from 2011 to 2013. The sequence “Water” has been published as a limited edition hand-made book by Red Mare Press (also featured in Big Bridge #17).

His latest undertaking is bringing Italian cantautore and tarantella traditions to New Orleans poetry; in this endeavor, he is collaborating with dancer Nanette Ledet. He organizes the New Orleans 100,000 Poets for Change readings.