Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Poetry Reading for Enlarged Hearts

I'm reading at the I Had It Bad reading series at Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, Wednesday, August 19 (tomorrow) 8pm.

The series is based around love, and the "embarrassing mechanisms of the human heart." So I did some heart drawings today.

Here's a poem I might read:


Our Bodies, Ourselves

Fruit is healthy. Running in one place with a drowning look
is healthy.

What we did all those years, swallowing each other
without chewing properly, lounging and weeping into one another
until our bellies hung down past our red knees--

that was something else entirely.

Thoughts on A Little Called Pauline

I wanted to take a little extra time to talk about A Little Called Pauline, since its pub date was literally the week of lockdown. It would ...