Smart Bets: Majo John Madden and Tracey Schmidt

Though the styles of poets Tracey Schmidt and Majo John Madden are quite different — hers “beautiful, lyrical and haunting” and his “raw, sprawling and often very funny” — the local wordsmiths have much in common. Both poets are very personal, psychological and accessible in their approach, and both claim to write “poetry for people who don't like poetry,” according to a press release. They also enjoy collaborating with musicians. Joshua Messick on hammered dulcimer, Peter Levitov on hand pan drum and Michael Ivey on electric guitar, among others, will join the writers in an afternoon of poetry in performance at Jubilee on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m. $12/$15. 582-9822. Photo courtesy of the artists

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