EM Press Slam Poetry Series are readings and performances of the best slam poets in the country. Performing abridged works from their poetry books, this series includes the most significant voices in the slam poetry community, including, slam founder Marc Kelly Smith, Louder than a Bomb co-founder Kevin Coval, Marty McConnell, Jack McCarthy, Billy Lombardo, and Regie Gibson.
Billy Lombardo is the Bridgeport (Chicago, think the White Sox) poet. Lombardo performs these prose pieces about love, fatherhood, and sport with a subtle naïveté that catches the listener off guard and then enlightens. There is a lot of heart in these poems.