Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another NY Happening & Recommendation

Wednesday the 14th

TIGER TIGER the reading series, presents
the poetry of

Patrick Rosal
Ada Limon
Adam Falkner

Hosted and curated by Roger Bonair-Agard

at The Lazy Catfish
593 lorimer st between metropolitan and conselyea
(L to Lorimer or G to Metropolitan - 10 minutes from Union Square)
Wednesday January 14th - 7:30PM
$5 - suggested donation

Come early and choose from the Catfish's awesome menu or vast array of
whiskeys, rums, bourbons, tequilas and vodkas...

Also, I just yesterday finished reading Jill Alexander Essbaum's Necropolis.  It's available from neoNuma arts and amazon.  I love this woman's work the way I love reading Blake.   And her readings are wonderful.  There's an interview with her on the interwebs over here.  

Here's a poem from that collection.

what we didn't

As the bastard daughter of the Holy Ghost,
no birthright saved me.  No inheritance, no land.
You thought that was more than a little funny,
a curious kind of queer, remarkable as souls
in Purgatory and the dubious question
of their redemption.  We never cleared that up.
We didn't manage to get past. Now I am here,
empty of flesh as a skeleton and lacking a face.
We had no child named Epic.  We did not bother
to bequest. There are memories in the garden,
but the gate's quite locked, quite tightly.
A sublingual bitterness savages--let not this pain
be so present.  Dead, it seems, in a difference
of opinion. And now I wait.  


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