Gresham, Oregon, USA
BandSpoken WordAvant-garde

Hydropods, recent winners of the 2009 AMMA award for best poetry, have been dubbed, “Chroniclers of Side-show America” by The Oregonian, Hydropods use “spoken words with music played” to take your mind to places you normally wouldn’t let it go without an armed escort.


Hydropods are Gary Glover and John Dooley.

John Dooley
Dooley is an award winning poet and freelance journalist living in Portland, Oregon. His written work has appeared in publications around the world, on-line and in print.

Gary Glover
Glover is a multi-instrument musician with over thirty years of playing/recording experience.
He continues to work as a professional studio musician, producer and engineer.


Racecourse Exit (CM Records, Seattle), Ruth, Lost Chance Sessions, Vulture and Other Stories. Gorilla and Poems of Pretense. Currently working on our sixth album, Hyena, a live DVD.

Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka: Porn Music for the Masses vol.2 (Weirdo Music, Netherlands), Vox Impopuli, Hemp for Victory (CM Records), Amerrickan Revolution Records.

Featured Guests: Broadcast and Internet Radio
Poetica—ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Company), Not Your Mother’s Poetry Show (Canada) CKXU, SpeakEasy Café—Blog Talk Radio, Off the Page KPSU, Talking Earth KBOO, more

Featured Guests: Poetry Podcasts
Indiefeed Performance Poetry, Sundown Lounge, Homegrown Programme Podcast (UK), ESC! Magazine's Coffee House to Go, Mystic Babylon, Shekky's Pirate Cat Radio, Slam Idol (UK), UK Poetry Podcast, BZOO Radio (UK), Rosedrop Media Circus, more.

Set List

Moon Walk
Bottled Up
The Bum
Coconut Nose
How to Write Alone
~ Strong Women ~

You’re Not Feeling Very Sexual
Such Lofty Encounters
Measuring Up
The Dragon
I Dream of You
Last Row
Dad Was a Big Man
Zooey on Sidewalk at Belmont