[Local events] Saturday 7/25: Bartlett/Mangold/Boldt
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Tue Jul 14 09:52:34 PDT 2009
Spare Room presents
Saturday, July 25
4903 SE Rural (south of Woodstock, between 39th and 52nd)
for directions, or other information:
This is a house reading and potluck hosted by Maryrose Larkin and Eric
Matchett; all are welcome.
Parking is on the south side of Rural, or in the driveway.
August 6: Norma Cole & Lindsay Hill
August 16: Graham Foust & Eric Baus
September 20: Joe Massey & Joel Felix
*Jennifer Bartlett* was a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry
Fellow. Her first collection is /Derivative of the Moving Image/
(University of New Mexico Press, 2007). Individual poems from her
/[Husband]/ series are in the current /New American Writing/.
*Sarah Mangold* is the author of /Household Mechanics/ (New Issues) and
the chapbooks /Parlor/ (Dusie Kollectiv), /Picture of the Basket /(Dusie
kollectiv), /Boxer Rebellion/ (g o n g), and /Blood Substitutes/ (Potes
& Poets). She lives in Seattle where she edits /Bird Dog/. She also
co-edits, with Maryrose Larkin, FLASH + CARD, a chapbook and ephemera press.
*Lindsey Boldt* lives in San Francisco, where she works as an assistant
editor with Post-Apollo Press and an after-school teacher with
elementary kids. She is currently working on a book of /Titty Poems/, a
retelling of the movie /Overboard/, and a collaboration with artist
Morgan Levy on poems about the importance of ponies in the lives of
girl-children. She is very proud of her blog
<http://www.ridiculoushuman.blogspot.com>) because it brings her joy.
She's glad to know you.
now, wife, get in your little boat and row
and row away
remember the tales insist upon including a ghost and a body of water
but since they are a mere translation we don't know what they insist upon
I want and want
wanting is a trap
/if you tried and failed in your mission the honor/
/ /little one
/to which japan declines any response other than silence/
so that, every gesture
was calculated with longing
/the integrity of this body is beyond doubt/
we never believed for a moment that you were or could be guilty
*Mothers must always prove their readiness*
Most missing girls are dead girls. The lady
detective. Relevant short stories. Caught in the
throat. Set in the plains. Tea in Wyoming.
Everything else is a flash back. Bruises.
Wristsarms. Collect an advance. Seize. Elbow. Your
health insurance will remain on paper. The envelope
was a breath of air. An exhale. It was both. Small
pings. Wing flutters.
Your Mommy issues
and my Daddy issues
should get together and spoon
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