Monday, November 15, 2010

Jimmy Cvetic, Secret Society of Dog poetry reading, Pittsburgh, Pa

Awesome Books/Lascaux Editions is happy to announce the publication of Jimmy Cvetic's Secret Society of Dog, his debut book of poetry with Awesome Books.


Jimmy Cvetic, aka Dog, is a retired Allegheny County cop who writes like Bukowski with a badge. Having worked for over 30 years in Pittsburgh as a uniformed officer, an undercover narcotics agent, and a homicide detective, Cvetic offers a unique glimpse into the real life trials, tribulations, and black humor of police work. Having amassed over three thousand poems over the past fourdecades, he bears witness to the full range of the human drama - from horrific tragedies to dark comedies of folly.

Jimmy Cvetic will read from Secret Society of Dog at Hemingway's, 3911 Forbes Avenue in Oakland.

The reading starts at 8 pm on Tues, Nov. 16,and admission is FREE.


"These are the best poems I've ever read about cops. Not only are the voices totally convincing, but the poems are various in terms of tone and content. And the comic poems bristle with a black humor appropriate to their subject. Secret Society of Dog is a terrific read."
Ed Ochester
, poet and Editor of the Pitt Poetry Series

"This is a poet that moves me and scares the hell outta me but he's too much of a human being to veer from the truth. He's a retired narcotics officer that lived the streets, who writes from depths of soul. His poetry speaks to the heart of the human condition."
Nick Nolte, actor The Prince of Tides, Affliction, 48 Hours, Lorenzo's Oil, The Thin Red Line

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