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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
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
Dec 11 2016

Riverfront Readings Annual Holiday Open Mic

It's time for the annual Riverfront Readings Holiday Open Mic!

Read a seasonal poem or two, original or not, or one (very) short story, or come to listen!

Acoustic musicians also welcome. 

To sign up to play or read, please email contact@riverfrontreadings.com.

Co-hosted by Riverfront Readings and The Writers Place Salon.See our website for details.

3:00pm
Prospero's Books
1800 W.39 th Street
64111 Kansas City, Missouri

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One flower
   on the cliffside
Nodding at the canyon
poem
You imagined yourself
There on the overpass
Leaning through snow
Further toward cars

Their outlines still dark
Their headlights
Locked by distance
Then opening as if

Cautiously the beams
Lengthening over the median
Onto leaves the underside
Of certain leaves

And the drivers inside
Each face described 
By
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He wrote the whole novel in his head,

Sentence by sentence. It took him all day.

Then he took out a wide-ruled yellow legal pad

With three pink vertical lines marking the left margin,

And from his breast pocket he extracted

A disposable plastic fountain pen,

And near the top of the page he wrote the word