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Dec 04 2016

Black Lives Matters + Justice4Women: Open Mic & Book Launch

Join the Center for Women Writers for an open mic and a celebration of the publication of two important anthologies published by NC presses—Red Sky (Sable Press) and Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (Jacar Press). These timely anthologies recognize the impact of brutalities against people of color and women.
Attendees are invited to read two poems for our open mic: one by a woman of color who writes toward social justice, and one original poem that speaks toward social justice.

Contact: cww@salem.edu
4:00pm
the Saal, Single Sisters' House at Salem College
601 S. Church Street
27514 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Dec 14 2016

The Manhattan Review: Issue Release & Reading

Presentation of new issue, Vol. 17 #2 of The Manhattan Review.

Readings by Philip Fried, Neil Shepard, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, and Margaret Ryan.

Admission fee: $8.00
5:45pm
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St.
10014 New York, New York
Jan 10 2017

Quiet: A Poetry Reading for Agnes Martin

Three poets will respond to the Agnes Martin retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum with readings from their own work: Ari Banias, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Souvankham Thammavongsa. The readings, which have been curated by poet Jen Bervin, will be followed by an exhibition view and reception. 

Admission fee: $15.00
6:30pm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
10128 New York, New York

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Here, where you all are,
language is an accessory

to bodies lying in the street,
prone in government rooms,

bloated in the waterways.
Or language is an accessory

to the refutation of bodies
lying etc. This too will pass

as search vessels in the delta
pass for smuggling operations

bringing illicit food to
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Chief is water of the elements; gold too, amid ennobling wealth, shines eminent, like fire, flaming in the night: but my soul, if thou desire to blazon combats, seek not, during day, any brilliant star, wheeling through the desert air, more radiant than the sun: neither any list, more excellent than

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After The I Hate to Cook Cookbook (1961)
 
 
How scattered I am: post-spouse, with company coming;
in Florida in my earthquake gown, in my eelskin slingbacks
 
and electric mink stole. I tried to make
puff paste with sweating hands; butter
 
in the