I saw my soul become flesh breaking open the linseed oil breaking over the paper running down pouring no one to catch it my life breaking open no one to contain it my pelvis thinning out into God
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Jan 27 2017
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) with poets Angela Jackson and Quraysh Ali Lansana, who will read Brooks’ work and engage in a conversation on her legacy. A Shelley Memorial Award winner, Jackson is the author of numerous plays, novels and poetry collections, including the National Book Award-nominated And All These Roads Be Luminous: Poems Selected and New (Northwestern University Press, 1998). Lansana is the author of numerous poetry collections, including mystic turf (Willow Books, 2012) and They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems (Third World Press, 2004); with Nate Marshall and Kevin Coval, he edited The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop (Haymarket Books, 2015). Co-hosted by the NYU Creative Writing Program. Free and open to the public.
NYU Lillian Vernon Writers House
58 W. 10th St10011 New York, New York
Jan 27 2017
“COUPLET”—A Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social at The Delancey (lower level), Lower East Side, NYC
Produced by Leah Umansky & DJ Ceremony, and hosted by poet Leah Umansky, COUPLET is a quarterly reading series held on the Lower East Side featuring both emerging and established poets. Every event features music & after-party by DJ Ceremony. No cover.
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168 Delancey Street10001 new york, New York
Jan 29 2017
Please join us for a Reading, Mini-Exhibition, and Celebration Melancholia: Hinge as Innominate Limina by Will Alexander, Heller Levinson, Linda Lynch, and Mary Newell
The collection includes:- two poetic essays and drawings by poet/ artist Will Alexander,
- a section of Hinge poetics by Heller Levinson
- integrated poem/drawings by Levinson and visual artist Linda Lynch
- a meditation on the “Shades of Melancholy” by Mary Newell
7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Red Room (above KGB)
85 East 4th Street10003 New York, New York
Green first thing each day sees waves— the chair, armoire, overhead fixtures, you name it, waves—which, you might say, things really are, but Green just lies there awhile breathing long slow breaths, in and out, through his mouth like he was maybe seasick, until in an hour or so the waves simmer down and then
bed calls. i sit in the dark in the living room trying to ignore them in the morning, especially Sunday mornings it will not let me up. you must sleep longer, it says facing south the bed makes me lay heavenward on my back while i prefer a westerly fetal position facing the wall the bed sucks me sideways