Pennsylvania

upcoming events

date
Apr 04 2015
Geffrey Davis/Robin Becker Reading

A reading with Geffrey Davis and Robin Becker.

 

7:30pm to 9:00pm
University Park
Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library
16801 State College, Pennsylvania
Apr 17 2015
Stadler Center Slams: Dorothea Lasky

A reading with Dorothea Lasky. Includes open mic.

 

8:00pm
701 Moore Ave.
17837 Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Apr 08 2015
A Poetry Reading by Matthew Dickman

Matthew Dickman is the author of All-American Poem (American Poetry Review/ Copper Canyon Press, 2008), 50 American Plays (co-written with his twin brother Michael Dickman, Copper Canyon Press, 2012), and Mayakovsky’s Revolver (W.W. Norton & Co, 2012).

 

6:00pm
3805 Locust Walk
Arts Cafe
19104 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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poems

poem
Driving alone at night, the world’s pitch, black velvet 
stapled occasionally by red tail lights
on the opposite highway but otherwise mild 
panic when the eyes’ habitual check 
produces nothing at all in the rearview mirror,
a black blank, now nothing exists 
but the dotted white lines of the road, 
and the car
poem
We find out the heart only by dismantling what
the heart knows. By redefining the morning,
we find a morning that comes just after darkness.
We can break through marriage into marriage.
By insisting on love we spoil it, get beyond
affection and wade mouth-deep into love.
We must unlearn the constellations to see
poem
The great, unequal conflict past, 
   The Briton banish'd from our shore, 
Peace, heav'n-descended, comes at last, 
   And hostile nations rage no more;
      From fields of death the weary swain 
      Returning, seeks his native plain. 

In every vale she smiles serene, 
   Freedom's bright stars more radiant