Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back in plaque

That's right folks,we've amazingly returned in tact from a two week East Coast tour.Thank you so much to all the folks who put us up,booked us readings,or just gave us a warm bosom to lie on.Updates coming soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Final tour dates

December, 1 2008 06:00 PM - Duffs Restaurant
392 North Euclid, St.Louis, Missouri 63108 - 2.00

December, 2 2008 08:00 PM - The Loose Leaf Lounge
2915 North Broadway, Chicago, Illinois 60657 - Free
Get Born tour 2008!Featuring:Joseph Sulier,Jim Swill,Mathiu Paul,and Brock Walker

December, 3 2008 08:00 PM - The Dirt Collective
144 E. 3rd St., Dayton, Ohio 45402 - Free
Get Born tour 2008!Featuring:Joseph Sulier,Jim Swill,Brock Walker,and Mathieu Paul.Also local Dayton artists Evolve,John Maloney,and Jeremy Price.

December, 4 2008 08:00 PM - The Church of Crystal Light
309 N. Adams St., Richmond, Virginia 23220 - Free
Get Born tour 2008!Featuring:Joseph Sulier,Jim Swill,Brock Walker,and Mathieu Paul

December, 6 2008 08:00 PM - Trinity College
240 New Britain Ave.(Fred Summit East Dormitory), Hartford, Connecticut 06106 - Free
Get Born tour 2008!Featuring:Joseph Sulier,Jim Swill,Mathieu Paul,and Brock Walker

December, 9 2008 08:00 PM - The Wind-Up Space
12 West North Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21202 - 5.00
A night of two parts: half poets / half musicians - before art was cleaved, comedians, performance artists, poets, and writers had to play the same rules as musicians, and everything intermingled. tonight at the Wind-Up Space we will bring the two major elements together, with a night of music and words.

We will be spending a few days in New York from the 10th on hitting up open mics as well so if you have suggestions let us know and come see us!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

On the road again...

We're heading out on the road again!That's right folks,the Get Born camp featuring Joseph Sulier,Brock Walker,Jim Swill,and Mathieu Paul will be hitting the road again in December!Starting with a send off reading at Duffs in St.Louis on December 1st,we'll be heading East again to Chicago,Cincinnati,Connecticut,Richmond,Philadelphia,Baltimore,and ending with a few days in New York city,we'll have concrete details on all of these readings very soon right here under our "shows" section.We're very excited to head out again,excited to be a part of one of the first ever readings held at Phillys' newest bookstore,Juan & Juanitas,which was recently opened by our good friends at Heartworm Press.
BUT,before all that madness we have a couple readings coming up in St.Louis including the annual Day of The Dead Beats on Saturday November 1st.That's going down at 8:00 P.M. at The Way Out Club(2525 S. Jefferson,St.Louis MO.)and features Get Born readers Mathieu Paul,Brock Walker,and Joe Wetteroth.
Then the following Monday November 3rd Get Born will be hosting a poetry open mic that is open to everyone!This starts at 7:00 P.M. and costs just two measley bones!.
Other than that the fellas are all hard at work on new chapbooks,Swill in Baltimore,Paul and Walker in St.Louis,Wetteroth in Chicago,and Sulier in St.Paul working on a novel.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day of The Dead Beats!

Day of the Dead Beats 2008

8 p.m.
to Midnight at the Way Out Club

http://www. myspace. com/wayoutclub

$3 cover

(Performers plus one guest gain free admittance)

2525 S Jefferson Ave
St Louis, MO 63104
(314) 664-7638

St. Louis, MO. - On Saturday, November 1, at 8 PM, local literature lovers will crowd into the hallowed Way Out Club to celebrate the poetry of the Beat Generation in the eleventh annual "Day of the Dead Beats" reading. The event is open to those interested in the poetry, writing and spirit of The Beat Generation. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Since 1997, the year both Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs passed into the afterlife, the local "Day of the Dead Beats" evening has carried the torch for the radical and transcendental literary subculture pioneered by the Beat poets.
By far the largest yearly Beat celebration in the region, "Day of the Dead Beats" invites local writers, actors, musicians and personalities to give live readings of the works of authors such as
Diane Di Prima, Ann Waldman, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Herbert Huncke, Kenneth Patchen, Bob Kaufmann, Jack Kerouac, Charles Bukowski, Gregory Corso, Michael McClure, Kenneth Rexroth and Philip Lamantia.

The line-up is stacked with some of St. Louis' better known writers, both young and more-established. Joining in on the fun for only the second time will be a few of the Get Born readings poets, including Brock Walker, Joe Wetteroth, Erin Wiles and Ken Brown and writer, editor, record-producer and movie director, Chris King.

Other returning luminaries will be: Michael Castro, Philip Gounis, K. Curtis Lyle, Ann Haubrich, Chris King, Bob Wilcox, Agnes Wilcox, Greg Hazleton and the event organizer since 2004—Brett Underwood.

The event, started by Paul Thiel and others in 1997 following the deaths of Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, has continued every year since.
Its title is a play on words incorporating the Mexican holiday, "Day of the Dead" ("Día de los Muertos") and is a sort of remembrance of those who are gone but not forgotten

This year's performers:

Kenneth Brown—William S.

Michael Franklin---Reading Gregory Corso’s “Bomb”.

Greg Hazleton ----Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Ann Haubrich does Jack Kerouac.

Brock Walker reading Gary Snyder

Curtis Lyle reads Bob Kaufmann
Bob Wilcox…reads Allen Ginsberg.

Bob Putnam== Herbert Huncke.

Phil Gounis reads Jack Micheline

Chris King---Kenneth Rexroth

Agnes Wilcox---Diane DiPrima

Brett Underwood---Charles Bukowski

Erin Wiles---Anne Waldman

Joe Wetteroth--=Kenneth Patchen

Michael Castro reading from Philip Lamantia

World Famous Tractor Pull starring Riley of the Dirty 30s will play at Midnight http://www. myspace. com/jlriley until close.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Suliers brief return!

Monday October 6th
@ Duffs Restaurant 392 N. Euclid
7:00 P.M.

Come one and all for another rousing night of GOOD poetry at Duffs featuring your regular beloved Get Born cast as well as a few fresh faces!Duffs readings will now be comprised of hand selected readers,no more open mic feel BUT the Way Out Club readings will now be comprised solely of open-mic first timers and after a few readings at Way Out you'll have opportunity for inclusion at the Duffs ones,make sense?So please everyone come out and enjoy,Joseph Sulier will be back in town briefly for the evening.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Joseph Sulier on the radio!

Tune in to Literature For The Halibut from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Thursday September 11th to hear Joseph Sulier read an excerpt from a novel in the works and play a couple tunes.For those of you not in St.louis you can stream the show at .

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Joe returns...then the Joes depart!

8:00 PM
2 Cents Plain
1114 Olive
Saint Louis, Missouri 63101


Friday September 5th @ 2 Cents Plain 1114 Olive St. St.louis Mo. 63101 House Of The Holy Productions Presents: Jason And The Beast,Glass Teeth,Rum drum Ramblers,The Lonely Procession,and readings By Joseph Sulier,Mathieu Paul,Brock Walker,Sean Arnold,and the return of Joe Wetteroth!. Doors : 7:30 Show : 8:00 Price $6/$8 18+ Bring vinyl to swap or sell. And we will be having 2 kegs that includes unlimited drinking with admission and a convenient tip. Any questions email me at or call.


Monday September 8th
@ The Way Out Club(2525 S.
7:00 P.M.


Another night with Joe Wetteroth before he returns to Chicago and a LAST night with Joseph Sulier before he leaves for Minneapolis,please come see the two fine gents off,open to all,21+,anyone welcome to read!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Get Born in Tower Grove!

Party starts at 1,poetry at 3,music at 6!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Get Born Yourself!

So in order to both expand our operations and give young writers across the country/world an open opportunity to read their works and meet fellow writers,Get Born is looking to expand it's reading series to a national level. In order to do so we need contacts around the country/world who are willing and able to start Get Born readings in their own territories.That's where YOU come in,if this sounds appealing or interesting please get in contact as soon as possible for more details at .

Monday, July 28, 2008

Everyone's talking about it!

Monday August 4th
@ Duffs Restaurant(
6:00 P.M.

Get Born returns to Duffs!

If you would like to read please get in touch ASAP!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Nominate Get Born!

If you've been given the opportunity to read for your first time due to the Get Born readings or are just an appreciative onlooker please take a few minutes to go nominate us for the Riverfront Times Mastermind Award.The winners recieve 2500$ which would allow Get Born to once again start producing chapbooks and quite possibly even start a real literary magazine.You can go nominate here .

As far as the questions are concerned,if you don't already know our addresses and such here you go.

1.Nominees name:Joseph Sulier/Get Born

2.Nominees address:3500 Miami Apt.304 St.Louis MO. 63118


4.Nominees phone number:314-620-7922

5.Field of nominee:Literary arts

7.Where can mastermind committee go to see this masterminds work?

Thank you so much and please tell everyone you know whom you think may care about Get Born.

Also,the next reading is Monday July 14th @ The Way Out Club(2525 South Jefferson),every month for the rest of the year has been booked up as well,see for more info.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Monday June 2nd!

What:Get Born Poetry Reading

Where:Duffs Restaurant(392 N. Euclid)

When:Monday June 2nd,6:00 P.M.

Who:Featuring Dwight Bitikofer,Pete Stein,Phil Gounis,Adam McDaniel,the music of The Rumdrum Ramblers,and many more TBA!

How much:Just two measley bucks!

Come out and witness some of St.Louis' finest poets revitalized by Summer,after party at Upstairs Lounge for Using Technology featuring DJ's Josh Levi,Joe Raglani,and Dave Greteman!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

New News!

Lots of great stuff coming this year!First off,if you haven't picked it up yet,go grab a copy of the newest issue of 52nd City Magazine,the "Sexy" issue,it features a poem by our own Joseph Sulier entitled "Siren",as well as works by K.Curtis Lyle,Aaron Belz,and more,go to for ordering info..

Secondly our next reading is on Monday May 12th at The Way Out Club(2525 S. Jefferson).Doors are at 7:00,reading starts at 8:00 P.M. SHARP so get there on time!Once again there will be a sign-up sheet for anyone who would like to read,there are 3 confirmed readers thus far which are Sean Arnold,Olga Strauss,and Christopher Parr.The reading costs 2.00$ and should hopefully feature the music of The Rumdrum Ramblers.

Thirdly our regular Duffs readings will start back up on Monday June 2nd and will continue on the first Monday of every other month following,August,October,December,etc..

Thanks to Lisette Dennis we will be hosting a reading series at The Regional Arts Commission very soon,more details on those to come,we're REALLY excited about these so keep yourselves posted for updates!

And finally Get Born will be participating in the Arts Outside festival at the Schlafly Bottleworks during the first week of September.The festival consists of live music,art,and poetry outside at the Bottleworks and celebrates some of St.Louis' finest artists.

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Hey folks,the newest issue of 52nd City Magazine,the "Sexy" issue,features a poem by our own Joseph Sulier entitled "Siren" so if you see it around pick it up or if you live outside of St.Louis head on over to to find out how to get a copy.The issue looks incredible and also features pieces by K.Curtis Lyle,Aaron Belz,and more,also comes with a free CD.

The next reading is on May 12th at the Way Out Club again,more details to come.

To see pictures from our recent Chicago and Ohio jaunts head over to

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Way Out Cats

Get Born at The Way Out Club!

Doors @ 7:00-reading at 8:00

The Way Out Club
2525 S.

St.Louis MO.




Featuring:Aaron Belz(one of his last readings before he leaves us for California!),Joseph Sulier,Erin Wiles,Brock Walker,Brett Underwood,Mathieu Paul,Jason Wallace Triefenbach,and 10 other yet to be determined local poets.Also featuring the solo blues stylings of Mat Wilson,frontman for The Rumdrum Ramblers.

There will be a sign-up sheet at the door with 10 open slots for any and all who would like to read,get there ON TIME to secure your spot!Unfortunately this gig is 21+ but please come drink,get rowdy,and witness some of the areas finest poets!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Cumming soon

April will be a busy month for Get Born,here are our approaching readings.

Monday April 14th
@ The Way Out Club 2525 S.

8:00 P.M.



Featuring 15 yet to be determined poets and The music of The Rumdrum Ramblers

Wednesday April 16th
@ Quimbys 1854 W.

North,Chicago Illinois
7:00 P.M.


Featuring:Erin Wiles,Joseph Sulier,Joe Wetteroth,Mathieu Paul,and Brock Walker

Thursday April 19th
@ Athens Georgia
Dancing Words A Festival of Written and Spoken Words This April 17-20 in Athens, OH, a three day festival celebrates the art of words, in writing and on stage. The breadth of writing and words spans from prose to poem, from storyteller to performance poet to spoken word artist. This festival will feature published authors and poets from the region and nation. Writers will perform and sell chapbooks. The artists will be available to converse, cavort, and sign books. The festival will take place in three different venues, culminating Saturday, April 19 at 9 pm with a spoken word performance at Donkey Coffee and Espresso. Featuring writers from New York, Athens, and St. Louis, Dancing Words proudly presents Jon Sands, a traveling word artist and son of Athens, as the festival’s headliner. Thursday’s opening reception will feature book signings and selected readings. Pyramids is hosting an showcase of local talent on Friday at 9 pm. Festival artists will also be hosting a children’s open mic on Saturday at 2 pm at the Athens Public Library. Jon Sands will also teach a performance workshop at 2 pm on Sunday at Donkey Coffee and Espresso. This festival is sponsored by the Athens Word Arts Foundation, JKPublishing, and rvmedia.

*live words, love life*

Friday April 18th
@ Pyramids 5 Mill Street,Athens Ohio

Saturday April 19th
@ Athens Public Library 30 Home Street,Athens Ohio

Saturday April 19th
@ Donkey Coffee 17.5 W.

Washington,Athens Ohio

Sunday April 20th
@ Donkey Coffee 17.5 W.

Washington,Athens Ohio

Monday, March 3, 2008

Tuesday March 4th

Get Born will be hosting a poetry open-mic on Tuesday March 4th from 10 p.m. till 1 a.m. at Mangia Italiano on South Grand .21+ come drink,be merry and enjoy some fine poets.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Last minute reading!

We will be holding a last minute Get Born reading at Mangia Italiano (3145 S. Grand Blvd. )from 10 P.M.-1 A.M. .We will have a sign-up sheet at the door for anyone who would like to read,it will basically be an open-mic kinda feel so please feel free to come out,drink,read,and enjoy the other poets.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New books available!

A new issue of Get Born has just been printed up and will be available at the next reading on Monday February 4th at Duffs,check out our upcoming shows for more info..You may also purchase it through Paypal for 4$,check our ordering info. blog for further information.This book features mostly the works of Ben Stegmann and a few shorter poems by Joseph Sulier',it also features two art/poetry collaborations between Stegmann and Sulier'.

Also availabe:

The Great Equalizer. 10$

Written during his time on a farm in the remote wilderness of Lebanon Oregon, this collection captures pivotal moments of life experience and insight gained in ways not possible at Swill's prior homes in urban St Louis or Cincinnati, along with a period of intense reflecting and self-evaluation. The book is accompanied by a disc containing 17 short videos and 200 postcard-like photos, shedding examples of the context and general atmosphere in which the written pieces were created. For anyone interested in Swill's contributions as a lyricist in the Realicide group, or further elaboration on his spoken performances with St Louis' "Get Born!" zine/events, this one can take you even deeper into his work and perspective. Screenprinted covers and discs by Outfall Channel. Edition: 200, January 2008. (excerpt from by Robert Inhuman)

Monday, January 14, 2008

News and Updates

Hi folks,been a while since we've had any news to present to you.First off there is a new book available by Jim Swill entitled "The Great Equalizer",he will be posting ordering info. and a more detailed description within the next day or so.Secondly we have a reading coming up on the 4th of February,please check below for further info..We've decided to change up the format of the Duffs readings a bit in order to trim some of the fat,from now on all readers will have a time limit that will not exceed 5 minutes,the last reading went on much longer than it should have so we've tweaked it a bit in order to prevent you,the audience,from total boredom.Other things in the works include a possible reading at White Flag Art Gallery in March,a reading tour of the West Coast in the Summer,and a new book from Joseph Sulier' in the very near future.Please keep checking back to this blog for future updates.

Still available:
Get Born Anthology-98 pages collecting the first four issues of Get Born,all of which are now out of print on their own.Featuring poetry by Joseph Sulier',Joe Wetteroth,Mathieu Paul,and Jim Swill-7$ PPD

Jim Swill-A Man is a Lonely Thing 3$ PPD

Get Born #6-Featuring Mathieu Paul and Joe Wetteroth-3$ PPD

Mathieu Paul-8 Poems-3$ PPD

02/04/2008 06:00 PM - Duffs Restaurant
392 N. Euclid
St.Louis, Missouri 63108


Readers include:Lauren Holste,Dawn Andrews,Kelsey Shelton,Philip Gounis,Michelle,Brett Underwood,Ken Brown,Ben Stegmann,Matt Questionmark,Joseph Sulier’,Mathieu Paul,Joe Wetteroth,Jim Swill,You? Also featuring the blues stylings of The Rumdrum Ramblers.