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Part one of an open mic emceed by Joshua Gage on Friday 8 March 2013 (International Women’s Day) during the Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour at MugShotz in North Royalton, Ohio, this clip includes readings by Patrick Clark, Azriel Johnson, Skylark Bruce, the poet formerly known as Andrew Line, John Burroughs, Shelley Chernin, Vertigo Xi’an Xavier, and Geoffrey Landis.
“Catalyst” written/performed by Andrew Line
3rd place winner in the 2011 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Competition
held at Mac’s Backs in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on 11 May 2011
(photography & editing by John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis)
If you were to ask Andrew Line who he is, the first word out of his mouth would undoubtedly be “artist.” More specifically, he is a 21-year-old female-to-male transsexual, a proud mother to the most brilliant and beautiful 3-year-old Princess in the world, an LGBT rights activist, a lover and a dreamer. He is the author of the chapbook “Street Corner Poetry” by Poet’s Haven and ¼ of Dragon Inc. – Cleveland’s slam poetry team. His current endeavor is putting together an LGBT-themed anthology to benefit an LGBT organization TBD. Andrew tends to spend his free time reading books on philosophy that are way over his head, watching the movie “Rent” (over, and over, and over), singing in the shower, studying the psychology of serial killers and yelling at people on Facebook for their terrible grammar. He hopes to one day get his Ph. D and stop moving so !@#$ much.