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Danny Caine — The Poetry of Passover

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Danny Caine is the poet laureate of real America.
— Dave Housley

An evening of poetry and comedy.

Click for sample poems.

Click for sample poems.

The Poetry of Passover is a humorous, irreverent look at Judaism today as practiced by one Rust Belt family finding defiant joy in the face of all kinds of exodus—death, grandchildren moving away, even the dreaded non-Jewish girlfriend. Underlying it all is the steady presence of the Maxwell House Haggadah, one of the strangest and most durable corporate sponsorships in American history.

The author of the forthcoming poetry collections Continental Breakfast, (Mason Jar Press, 2019) and El Dorado Freddy's (Belt Publishing, 2020), Danny Caine’s unique and oftentimes humorous poetry speaks to a wide audience.


General Admission: Free; pre-registration is required

About Danny Caine


Danny’s chapbook, Uncle Harold's Maxwell House Haggadah, is out now from Etchings Press. He has been published (or has work forthcoming) in BarrelhouseDIAGRAMMid-American ReviewNew Ohio Review, Hobart, Hobart (again), The Minnesota ReviewQueen Mob's Teahouse, Atticus Review, Dressing Room Poetry Journal, TL;DR, More Than Sports Talk, Off the Coast, The Legendary, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, RipRap, The Cafe Review, and Flyover Country Review, where he was a featured author in November 2014.

Danny holds an MA in English from John Carroll University, and an MFA from the University of Kansas. He owns the Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas, and was the masters-level recipient of the 2014 Midwest Association of Graduate Schools excellence in teaching award. Danny is also part of Humanities Kansas's Movement of Ideas campaign.

You can follow Danny on Twitter or visit his website.

With limitless humor and a deft eye for detail, the vulnerable voices in these poems yearn for meaning beyond popular culture while still adoring its glitchy neon facade.
— Jennifer L. Knox
Earlier Event: March 30
Die Walküre
Later Event: April 10
The War Memorial Youth Arts Concert