June 24, 2013 - 12:00pm
Good heavens! How long has it been since we’ve put on our Poetry Pants?? Open the bottom drawer, and pull those suckers out – for tonight, June 24th, Sarabande Books hosts writers Lucas Mann and Mark Neely at the 21c Reading Series. I hope they still fit.
Gin Belly. I know what this is. It is nothing at all like a “Beer Belly”. Gin Belly is inconspicuous. Not physical. Run your hand over a Gin Belly in the w
March 22, 2013 - 12:21pm
Poetry pants? Oh, I think we are indeed going to wear them soon. Suit up this Monday, March 25th, for the 21c Reading Series featuring writers Frank Bill and James Arthur at 7:30pm.
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt. Here is the picture in my head for this sentence: a human face with the whitest white skin – this is where people use the word “milky” – translucent, fluorescent in brilliance. An incredibly white human face with its...
January 23, 2013 - 4:23pm
Oh it’s just a new year and new line up of poets and art and independent flair in this joint. Join Daniel Khalastchi and Craig Morgan Teicher for the 21c Reading Series kicking off tomorrow, Thursday, January 24th at 7:30pm.
My hands feel dead. They’re raw shellfish attached to my wrists, cold meat with thin skin. I don’t know how to survive winter in this body. My bones make Cold on the inside, somewhere next to the fresh red blood cells, and I can’t find anywhere in the world to be...
January 3, 2013 - 2:21pm
Well, ok, by “inspiring” I mean bludgeons the young dreaming wordsmith with black humor and promises of mild starvation and heartache. But this is a good thing. Local poet Jeffrey Skinner takes a twist on creative non-fiction with the self-help memoir, ‘The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets’. And I read it.
If I had a nickel for every word I wrote…Child, it’s a lot of nickels. You don’t even know. Enough nickels to make heaping cartoonish mountains of currency in unfathomably large caverns. It looks like glitter. Dunes of disco ball bits. Enough nickels...
December 20, 2012 - 3:23pm
The world may be ending tomorrow (no, I’m not letting that go); you have practically zero holiday shopping days. Own it. Give literacy and buy local in the home stretch with Sarabande Books’ BOGO Winter Sale.
Haddaway is a poet. Wait. Don’t leave. Wait. Take my hand. It’s going to be fine. We will do this the right way, and it’s going to be full of grace. You must trust me.Haddaway (you know who he is). He’s written neither sonnets...