memorial for a brilliant woman

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The last poem-a-day for September

September 30th (draft)

She Endures

through rain, then mud,
then all the mold and mildew
in the little house, her closet

full of shoes and purses
on the cracked linoleum floor
beside mice nests, spider parts

she scribbles on the wall behind
her Laura Ashley paisley suit,
her white Rainbow girl formal

she writes: New York City,
San Francisco, London,
any place except home, here

where she lays out places
to see with pink lipstick
carried in her pocket, La Porte

the one city she will say
she hates, the heat, the stink,
the rules about taking Home Ec

instead of geology or Russian
pretending to be Blanche,
or the jester’s other girlfriend

she plots escape, university,
marriage, money, music,
in the meantime, she endures.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Even more poetry- from the Poetry Society of Virginia

If you don't have a job- check this out: (not sure what it costs if you aren't a member)

Come Enjoy!
three October readings by P.S.V. Poets

October 8th Award winning Poems
Joan Mazza, Evelyn Tower, and Rob Arthur

October 15th Published Poetry
Patsy Anne Bickerstaff, Ed Lull, and Norma Richardson

October 22nd Favorite Poets
Shonda Buchanan, Evelyn Tower, and Katie Brydon

University of Richmond, North Court Reception Room

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free for P.S.V. members

UR campus map:
Park behind the Modlin Center (building 50 on map).
Walk through Modlin Center
Cross Keller Road
North Court is building 40 on campus map.

Questions: contact Maria Butler, 285-8302.
PSV members please come and help attract the Osher members to
PSV membership

an hour for each reader?????  Skip out for Bob Arthur, he's dreadful IMO

Saturday, September 18, 2010

This will be a MUST SEE- Larry Levis

A teaser for a documentary film about an incredible poet-

My Story in a Late Style of Fire

When ?? Where ??

That's all I'll need to know.

Politics ain't poetry- ever-

I want to go to DC for Jon Stewart's Rally For Sanity- anyone wanna go with?

"In his outstanding new book, The Misogynist, novelist and biographer Piers Paul Read makes a list of what he describes as “the Seven Sins of the Secular State.”

They are racism, misogyny, homophobia, elitism, smoking, obesity and religious belief. Read discusses all of this with a breathtaking grasp of the absurdities of the contemporary world and the book is essential stuff."

(Michael Coren, via the Toronto Sun) (via C. Dale Young)

Saturday, September 04, 2010