[Local events] Reminder: Hartigan/Larkin this Sunday

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Fri Jan 9 12:15:45 PST 2009

Spare Room presents

*Endi Bogue Hartigan
Maryrose Larkin

Sunday, January 11
7:30 pm

Concordia Coffee House
2909 NE Alberta

$5.00 suggested donation

spareroom at flim.com


Upcoming readings:

January 25: 100 Poems by 100 Poets from the Past 100 Years:
   Spare Room's 100th Reading
February 1: Laynie Browne / Jared Hayes
February 8: Andrew Joron / Andrew Zawacki


*Endi Bogue Hartigan* will be reading from her first book, /One Sun 
Storm/, and from a new manuscript. /One Sun Storm/ was selected for the 
2008 Colorado Prize for Poetry by Martha Ronk, and was released in 
November from the Center for Literary Publishing. Her work has recently 
appeared or is forthcoming in /Chicago Review, Free Verse, TinFish, Gulf 
Coast, Pleiades, /and/ Quarterly West/. Endi edited and cofounded, with 
her husband poet Patrick Hartigan, /Spectaculum/, a magazine that was 
devoted to long poems, series, and projects best presented at length. 
She lives in Portland, with Patrick and their son Jackson.

*Maryrose Larkin* lives in Portland, where she works as a freelance 
researcher. She is the author of /Inverse/ (nine muses books), /Whimsy 
Daybook 2007/ (FLASH+CARD), and /The Book of Ocean/ (i.e. press). Her 
work can also be found in /FO A RM, Insurance, Bird Dog, Columbia Poetry 
Review, /and/ Washington Review/. Maryrose is one of the organizers of 
Spare Room, and is coeditor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a 
chapbook and ephemera poetry press.


*Chorus of blue [Crater Lake, 2007]*
The question of change
is a question of what we can afford to continue.
A series of snapping points or rips.
The lake is a question
of what the mountain can take or not.
The chorus afforded blue but barely.
The chorus of blue sang out of thin voices in oxygen-thin air.
The blue vibrated electrons in water and absorbed
what was not turned back.
We turned our backs on the war.
The chorus of blue tilted our eyes, and filterering, taught us to filter,
but out what?
The chorus of blue held itself up, a mirror of itself, fanatic and 
Abstract blue--a new coin--took the center
through, through.
We turned our backs on the lake.
A series of snapping points or rips.
The chorus filtered out disturbance, filtered out detail and violence
and observance.
Tilt, shine, tilt. . . .
what did we shed again, and why?
A little girl went back sobbing
who had to leave the clearest sky.

*Endi Bogue Hartigan*

*from Inverse*

                   Roots open                     rise and run

                     his face compare to       string notation

               required and where

         but this cannot           and without it
                   box step          the sun and      box step          
the moon

*Maryrose Larkin*
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