Eric ZORK Alan

category: Literary, Visual,

Contact & Info

Website: http://www.iamNOTapoet.com

Phone: 646-714-2466

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  • https://www.facebook.com/libraryslam

Artist Statement

Zork is the author of two books in national distribution: "Stolen Snapshots: I am NOT a poet."  Zork is probably best known for standing on chairs.   It just so happens that when upon a chair he belches out PopTart, Pez, and Push Up poems.  He is known for gratuitously dropping names... like that he is the only poet ever to have his book [appropriately called "I am NOT a poet"] blurbed by Davy Jones, Dobie Gray, Wild Cherry and even "Morrie" from "Goodfellas."  Of course, what do they know about poetry!?  So he will also drop the names of Hal Sirowitz, Roger Bonair Agard, and Gary Mex Glazner for writing book blurbs.  Zork has featured at most of the hottest poetry venues in the country including the Boston's Cantab, Worcester, MA's Java Hut, Providence AS220, Ann Arbor's Slam [Steve Marsh] and Chicago's legendary Green Mill where slam started.  Zork has competed at 11 National Poetry Slams.  All of this doesn't mean Zork doesn't suck... he might very well... But he is certainly good at two things... binging on blurbs and standing on chairs.  Come and decide for yourself... You may even get fed a Pez or a PopTart [whoever said poetry doesn't have its perks].  For more info on what Zork is up to, go to www.iamNOTapoet.com.

Educational Background

-- 1988 BS from Boston University in Broadcast & Film

Teaching Artist Experience

Zork has taught 1-10 days residencies at schools across the country.  He works with elementary through high school students. He also works with college kids and geriatric centers.  No age is too young or too old for Slam Poetry.