[Local events] FW: Celebrate Philip Whalen at Reed College, Portland, OR

passages at rdrop.com passages at rdrop.com
Wed Mar 12 12:07:07 PDT 2008


Reed College and Wesleyan University Press present

A celebration for the release of

The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen
 
Saturday, March 29th
7:30 PM

Reed College
Eliot Chapel
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.

Free and open to the public. 
A reception will follow the event. 

For more information call 503-777-7755 or e-mail cep at reed.edu

Participants will include Pancho Savery, Michael Rothenberg, David Meltzer,
David Abel, Terri Carrion, Hammond Guthrie, Rodney Koeneke, Moshe Lenske,
Kaia Sand, Lindsay Hill, and Gay Walker. 

 
-------------------------------------------------------
 
The mountain is THERE (between two lakes) 
I brought back a piece of its rock 
Heavy dark-honey color 
With a seam of crystal, some of the quartz 
Stained by its matrix 
Practically indestructible 
A shift from opacity to brilliance 
(The Zenbos say, "Lightning-flash & flint-spark") Like the mountains where
it was made
 
What we see of the world is the mind's 
Invention and the mind 
Though stained by it, becoming 
Rivers, sun, mule-dung, flies- 
Can shift instantly 
A dirty bird in a square time 
 
Gone 
Gone 
REALLY gone 
Into the cool 
O MAMA! 
 
Like they say, "Four times up, 
Three times down." I'm still on the mountain. 
 
-from Sourdough Mountain Lookout




--------------------------------------------------------------------
mail2web.com – Enhanced email for the mobile individual based on Microsoft®
Exchange - http://link.mail2web.com/Personal/EnhancedEmail





More information about the Passages-events mailing list