Unwinding in a cavernous bodega he suddenly Burst out:--Barman, these tumblers empty themselves And yet I persist; I am wedged in the giant eye Of an invisible needle. Walking through doors Or into them, listening to anecdotes or myself spinning A yarn, I realize my doom is never to
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Mar 28 2017
Award-winning poet and critic Alicia Ostriker examines the links between poetry and America’s origins as a nation of immigrants and as a beacon of equality, intended to be open and welcoming to all. Presented as a part of the Poetry Coalition’s inaugural initiative, Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & Migration.
Admission fee: $10.00
10 River Terrace10282 NYC, New York
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
The chiropractor sent me home with my left ankle taped, my neck cracked, and instructions not to sleep on my belly, so when it came time for bed, I dropped a tequila shot, laid back and closed my lids, entrails exposed to vultures of bad dreams. From the neighboring pillow