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Sips Coffee House
101 S. Main St.
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Fax: 740-392-5282



  • Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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MOUNT VERNON — Sips Coffee House and Deli will offer a celebration of Poetry and Music on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. This event is offered free while you enjoy the house delicacies. Featured artists include Andy Roberts and Jennifer Hambrick, poets; and David Kender, musician.

Andy Roberts, resides in Columbus, where he works as a federal fiduciary for disabled veterans. His poems have appeared in a long list of literary and small press publications including Atlanta Review, Fulcrum, Lake Effect, Mudfish, Ship of Fools, Slipstream, and The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review. His latest collection of poems is Ghost Notes & Candle Smoke from Pudding House Publications.

Hambrick’s poetry has been published in, putting Magazine, WestWard Quarterly, A Narrow Fellow, Common Threads, the Ohio Poetry Day Association’s Best of 2011 prizewinners’ collection, and most recently in the Ohio Poetry Association’s anthology, Everything Stops and Listens, and in The Ides of March: An Anthology of Ohio Poets, published by the Columbus Creative Cooperative. She was a prizewinner in The Poetry Forum’s 2011 William Redding Memorial Poetry Contest and received multiple awards in the 2011 Ohio Poetry Day Association contests. Jennifer is a participant in the Pudding House Press Innovative Writers’ Program, a.k.a. Salon Columbus. As a poet Jennifer Hambrick explores with uncommon emotional honesty experiences common to us all. Her poems seek the beauty of broken teacups and mismatched socks and aim to reconcile those forgotten fragments with the world around them.

Hambrick is a musician, writer, broadcaster, and radio producer and is the Midday Host of WOSU Public Media’s Classical 101 radio service – you can catch her in this area at 91.1 FM, Coshocton.

Kender has been a solo artist most of his life. He played Freedom Fest in Maine in 2001 and 2002, and played at the Northern State Fair of Maine, and also at Silver Tongue Productions, Manchester, N.H., in 2003.

Kender moved back to Ohio in 2005, and formed PoorFolk, a bluegrass/rock band. After the group disbanded in 2008, he started to focus on his songwriting once again, and has been bouncing from clubs to coffee houses, and even street corners … anything to get his music heard. His specialties in music are lyrics and rhythm guitar.

Published on March 20, 2013


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