Poet Jeanette Powers, well-known for her quips, presents her first collection of modern maxims. Novel Cliché: Aphorisms is a book of simple thoughts, or micropoems, that range from humorous to potent to pointing, and each adage is memorably quotable.
Publication Date: 29 November 2016
LoC Control No.: 2016958886
Catalog No.: 39WP-16
Dimensions: 4 x 6 x 0.2 inches
In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
- Jeanette Powers
Jeanette Powers is a Kansas City based performance artist, poet, and live show producer. She acts as the entertainment director of the Arts Bar, a venue dedicated to cultivating emerging performance artists, and each month executive produces and oversees more than fifty original arts events that feature a wide array of local and national artists. She also serves as the Creative Editor for 39 West Press and is the co-creator of Spartan Press' POP POETRY: #12poetsin12months series, which releases a book of poetry each month from a different regional poet and hosts a corresponding book release and open mic event. In 2015, this project was awarded an Inspiration Grant from Arts KC.
The author of three previous volumes of poetry, Ms. Powers is widely known for her public performance art pieces, which she refers to as Exposure Art. These performances are created in the moment and take art outside of traditional venues, thereby allowing direct engagement with the public in shared spaces.
Last year, she was selected to represent Kansas City's PoUND SLAM team at the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam and was voted the Best Poet of Kansas City 2015 in The Pitch Magazine's annual Reader's Choice poll.
Ms. Powers holds degrees in Math and Physics, avidly canoes in the nude, and is currently working on a book of illuminations entitled Chasing the Sun, which she nearly completed during her 2016 Artist in Residency at Osage Arts Community.