[Local events] Midwinter Day reading
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Mon Dec 20 15:19:23 PST 2004
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The Very Very Long Performance Series presents...
A reading of Bernadette Mayer's book-length poem "Midwinter Day"
Wednesday, December 22
Casa de Leche
1937 NE Pacific, Portland
(diagonally across from the spinning milk carton, on 20th, a bit north
Beginning at 7pm.
On December 22, 1978, Bernadette Mayer wrote "Midwinter Day", which
Alice Notley described as an "epic poem about a daily routine". The poem
goes through awakening through the entire day, morning to night, and
ending with dreams again. Please join Chris Piuma, Ashley Edwards, David
Abel, and other local poets for a reading of this beloved poem.
If you are interested in being one of the readers, please e-mail me at
piuma at flim.com.
A sample, from near the end:
From dreams I made sentences, then what I've seen today,
Then past the past of afternoons of stories like memory
To seeing as a plain introduction to modes of love and reason,
Then to end I guess with love, a method to this winter season
Now I've said this love it's all I can remember
Of Midwinter Day the twenty-second of December
piuma at flim.com
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