He hid in plain sight his own highest hopes wearing the red scarf They had rehearsed it blue ski parka clutch of photographs the formative event of his childhood taken to the railroad station He maintained a journal his real name safely stashed in Scarsdale Most of the spoken words modest wooden
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Mar 30 2017
Come and enjoy an evening of poetry with Red Hen Press. Join us as we showcase readings of our intern and staff’s original works and share your own. The evening will be filled with laughter, life stories and no doubt some rather nervous first time readers. Help us support our budding authors and poets by coming out and sharing a drink and a poem or two.
One drink minimum.
Find out more on our website: http://redhen.org/rhp-open-mic-poetry-night/
9:30pm to 11:00pm
72 N Fair Oaks Ave91103 Pasadena, California
Mar 31 2017
Mary Bunten's work has appeared in SAVEUR, Art Lies, The Houston Press, The Austin Chronicle, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from the University of Houston, where she received a C.Glenn Cambor Inprint Fellowship. Previously she worked in the publicity department of W. W. Norton, as a teacher for Writers in the Schools, and as the director of The Writers Place. She lives in Kansas City.
The Writers Place
3607 Pennsylvania64111 Kansas City, Missouri
Apr 01 2017
Celebrate National Poetry Month surrounded by the beauty of nature. Walk the gardens to find plants that have inspired poets. Perhaps be inspired to write and share poems of your own! This is a family fun activity, for kids 5 and up with a registered adult. Register with code: 2902018801 at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring
Admission fee: $6.00
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road22312 Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 01 2017
Sat., April 1, 2017 in Lambertville, NJ (@ 5-7PM )
Ravenna Taylor Studio
233 N. Union St.08530 Lambertville, New Jersey
Apr 01 2017
Join O, Miami as we kick off the month of April with a big reading & celebration at the North Beach Bandshell. Meet local organizers from a variety of social justice organizations and funnel your energy into tangible action to improve our community.
Hosted by Darius Daughtry
Poetry Bus by Afrobeta
Original Images by Christopher Barker
Food by Annam Miami, SPRIS Pizza, Lulu's Ice Cream. Alcohol for sale for 21+
Tables: Amnesty International, Black Lives Matter (Broward Chapter), Emerge Miami, Engage Miami, Community Justice Project, Planned Parenthood, Dream Defenders, Books & Books, ACLU Center for Social Change Pridelines
6:00pm to 10:00pm
North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Ave33141 Miami Beach, Florida
The flies, six
in a metallic pile, identical
bristle & gaud.
To see so clearly
in their suits.
And yesterday, the woman
asking, Are you twins?
My sister & I, whose
mothers are different,
whose years are.
for Trevor Winkfield
December 26, 1970
The wind tears up the sun and scatters it in snow. The sky smiles and out of its mouth drifts free a milk tooth which of itself glides under the pillow of a cloud. The Tooth Fairy knows where to look and when to lock away the leaves