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Jul 24 2016

Lay Bare the Canvas: An Anthology Reading

Lay Bare the Canvas presents a sumptuous array of ekphrastic poems, poetry inspired by and about art, by contemporary New England poets responding to masterworks in New England museums. Readings will include Henry Longfellow’s “Cross of Snow,” as well as works by noted authors from the anthology: Beatrice Lazarus (editor), Fred Marchant, Alice B. Fogel, Philip E. Burnham, Jr., Vivian Shipley, and Richard Hoffman.

3:00pm
Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street
02138 Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jul 24 2016

Poetry reading with Dana Levin, Christopher J Johnson and Leah Umansky

Dana Levin, Christopher J. Johnson and out-of-towner, Leah Umansky will read at Teatro Paraguas at 5pm at July 24, 2016.

http://www.teatroparaguas.org/upcoming-productions

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5:00pm
teatro paraguas
3205 Calle Marie Suite B
87505 Santa Fe, New York
Jul 28 2016

Showcase Reading Series: Laurel Blossom, Tyehimba Jess, Anna Moschovakis, and Wayne Miller

Readings by Laurel Blossom (Longevity - Four Way Books), Tyehimba Jess (Olio - Wave Books), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This - Coffee House Press), and Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems - Milkweed Editions), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year’s Poets House Showcase.

http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/readings-and-conversations...

7:00pm
Poets House
10 River Terrace
10282 New York, New York
Aug 04 2016

Pino Masnata, Futurist: A Life in Science and Art

The Poetry of Pino Masnata from 1919 to 1968 took the Futurist parole in liberta (free-word style) into a psychological depth that was unusual for the Futurist artists and very different from the poetry of the movement’s founder F. T. Marinetti. Roberto Masnata will talk about his father’s poetry and show images of the graphic poems never before seen in the United States.

Poet Andrew Joron will open the program with a demonstration of the theremin, an electronic music instrument invented by Léon Theremin in 1920. The performer creates sound by means of two radio frequency oscillators, without touching the instrument.

After the talk: Andrew Joron; composer Charles Amirkhanian, Artistic director of radiOM and Other Minds, San Francisco; and Margaret Fisher, translator of Pino Masnata's Gloss of the 1933 Futurist Radio Manifesto, RADIA (not radio) will join Roberto Masnata to discuss the legacy of Futurist art in poetry and the electronic arts. A reception follows.

6:30pm
San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute
601 Van Ness Avenue
94102 San Francisco, California
Aug 04 2016

Poets House Showcase Reading Series: Cameron Awkward-Rich, Derek Austin, Rickey Laurentiis, and Simone White

Readings by Cameron Awkward-Rich (Sympathetic Little Monster - Ricochet Editions), Derek Austin (Trouble the Water - BOA Editions), Rickey Laurentiis (Boy with Thorn - The University of Pittsburgh Press), and Simone White (Of Being Dispersed - Futurepoem Books), as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year’s Poets House Showcase.

http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/readings-and-conversations...

7:00pm
Poets House
10 River Terrace
10282 New York, New York

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poems

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this was a vision: humans
create
world emerging from an egg
a shepherdess is our voice victim of sorrow
victim of sorrow is our own mind
took our stations to the street
buildings on fire, create the anterior mindset
anywhere out of this world

poem
         about two years ago elly and i decided we needed a new mattress 
or maybe elly decided it    because i didnt pay much attention to the 
  problem
               we had an old mattress wed had it for years and the salesman
 wed bought it from had assured us it would last us a lifetime    and it
was
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My father tells the story of his life

and he repeats The most important thing:
          to love your work.
I always loved my work. I was a lucky man.

This man who makes up half of who I am,
         this blusterer
who tricked the rich, outsmarting smarter men,

gave up his Army life insurance plan