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We have caught up on the backlog of orders for Tom Leveille's most excellent book. As of today all orders are processed and shipped. If you are waiting on a book, it should reach you by the end of next week.

Down With the Ship

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Tom Leveille
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Poetry

About Tom Leveille

Tom Leveille is a 29-year-old non binary spoken word artist hailing from Newport News, Virginia - born and raised. Leveille studied at Old Dominion University but did not throw a hat into the poetry scene until very recently.

They discovered the world of poetry and spoken word through Twitter. Tom owns and operates the legendary @avxlanche account, which since August 2014 has exploded to over 55,000 followers and growing. They are also active in the community as a staunch member of Slam Richmond leading writing workshops, and cohosting the weekly slam/open mic.

A Richmond slam champion, a writers den slam champion, College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational 2015 Sacrificial Poet, Southern Fried 2016 competitor, and Texas Grand Slam 2016 competitor Tom has, in addition to this collection, published a chapbook through Impossible Wings Press entitled "the year no one said hallelujah.” Their work has been featured in various places including altdaily.com, samueljay.co.uk, and the pulp zine.

Recently branching out as a touring poet, Leveille is slated to perform at over a dozen colleges & slams across the Atlantic seaboard in the spring of 2016, with another tour spanning the entirety of the south: from Virginia to Arizona and back.

Online Videos of Tom's work may be viewed at the following links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD7-h8yI6vo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PpMNlXwT04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXdrzspPt8Y

Praise for Tom Leveille:

“The stark dusk of memory. The deepest tones of our most subtle moments. An eerie, inexplicable wisdom from a voice in the dark. One that knows what keeps you strong and can lead you there. Tom Leveille is a whirling ghost that sings in the language of a heart you didn’t know you had. This poetry is the answer to a question you just discovered in your palms.”

- jamie j. mortara, author of some planet

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Keys & Crowbars

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Jorge Mendez
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Poetry

Born in Brooklyn in 1978, Jorge Mendez moved with his family to Virginia Beach in the winter of ‘87 where he finished school and became involved in the nascent 757 Hip Hop scene by 2001, where he recorded four albums, releasing three of those before co-founding a small label with John "Smiles" Dennis: “UKNODACREW.”
Jorge began seriously focusing on writing and performing Spoken Word by 2011 after his initial experiences at the famed Venue on 35th Street where he now serves as its event host and event coordinator under Norfolk playwright and art’s patron: Patti Wray.

A featured poet at Arts Out Loud, Verses and Vibes, The Mic Fiend, and Last Tuesdays, Mendez has become a staple of the Hampton Roads Performance Poetry community.


"I can report to you that Jorge’s work is excellent. And I can attest that you are about to experience a collection that is at points heartbreaking, at others laugh out loud funny, and sometimes manages to be both at once. I am thrilled to present here the debut page work of a man who has it within him to become one of the grand old poets of this area." ~ from the introduction, by Jeff Hewitt

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