Justin Booth

by July 6, 2014 0 comments

Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of August (aka 08.06.14) at 8:00 sharp, when we will swirl it up madly in the LIVE way that we do every month. Get to the Lounge early, dig upon the musical musings of Swirve and this month’s feature, Lil’ Rock poet and performer, Justin Booth! For those who don’t know Justin, here’s a bit about who this poetic mad man is…

Justin Booth is something of a rising star in the the small literary world of Central Arkansas. Raised in Northeast Arkansas, Booth is a veteran of the U.S. Army who worked as a bricklayer, rode with a motorcycle gang, and did time in prison before falling into heroin addiction that eventually left him homeless on the streets of Little Rock for more than five years. In all that time, writing was his salvation and what carried him through. Since the publication of his first poetry chapbook, “Hookers, Ex-Wives and Other Lovers,” in 2012, he has found a job and a home, left the streets, and has seen his work published in magazines and anthologies both in the U.S. and abroad. In 2013 he released “Trailer Park Troubadour”, his latest collection is “Lucky Strikes, Grave Dirt, and 1/3 of the Stars”. Booth lives and works in Little Rock.

If that bit about Booth doesn’t pique your interest in this month’s feature, check your pulse… you might be dead ;)