Idiosyncratic Vehicles

Idiosyncratic Vehicles

  An Interview with Dyer-Ives 2017 National Judge Oliver de la Paz The Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition, now in its forty-ninth year, offers Kent County residents the opportunity to submit one original poem for a chance at publication, a public reading, and a cash prize. Created by…

Bartender Babe: Tin Can’s Rodney Marx

Bartender Babe: Tin Can’s Rodney Marx

As someone trying to make a name for herself in the cutthroat entertainment biz of Grand Rapids, I spend a lot of time in bars. I’ll call it “networking” because it sounds better than “functional alcoholism”, and I get to choose the words I use. Since…

Joose the Interviewee

Joose the Interviewee

I met up with local up-and-comer, Joose the Conqueror, to talk about his latest album, Insomnia and Grand Rapids hip hop. We sat down for some Thai food and talked a lot about his time living (without a home) in Atlanta, Detroit, and where he wants…