Friday, April 1, 2011

Spared by Angele Ellis Book Launch Reading

Tomorrow night, there will be a reading locally at Modern Formations Gallery to celebrate the release of  the wonderful new collection Spared by Pittsburgh poet, Angele Ellis.  Here's the info:

Friendship writer Angele Ellis’s second book of poems, Spared (a runner-up in Main Street Rag’s 2010 Chapbook Competition) “…names the longing in all of it - simul-                taneously raging and calling upon mortality in these robust, spirited poems,” says Jan Beatty, a guest reader at this release party. Other guest poets include Renée Alberts, Madalon Amenta, Deb Bogen, Dana Killmeyer, Ellen McGrath Smith, Andrew Sydlik, and Don Wentworth. Please join us for an evening of hot and cool verse, refreshments, and books. All are welcome!

I'm also told that besides Angele, Jan, and the cited readers there is going to be a very special surprise.  I can simply say for myself that it will be an honor to share the stage with these wonderful poets.

Gallery info: Modernformations Gallery  4919 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 362-0274


This week's featured poem comes from Lilliput Review, #146, by Greg Watson, our humble attempt to get those tight buds blooming out there.  Enjoy.


Even in spring
I keep thinking of your
autumn hair,
Greg Watson

in my sake cup
down the hatch!
the Milky Way
translated by David G. Lanoue


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