This post is much later than it should be. It’s been a busy time for us in the poetry world! We had our fabulous feature with Jessica on January 24th. We were happy and honored to be her very third feature.
If you missed her, then shame on you. You missed an evening of lust and curse poems that curled our toes and spines and had us begging for more.
Unfortunately, my phone died just before the reading, so there are no pictures for which to share with you. I AM WORKING ON THIS!!! I’m just terrible with physical objects.
Our feature this month, February 21, in case you were wondering, is an college friend of Jack’s from Sarah Lawrence. This is the bio she sent me:
Sarah Levine received her MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Work has been published in Elimae, Ghost Town, and decomP among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and won Westchester Review’s 2013 Writers Under 30 Poetry Contest.
I’m very glad to have someone from outside of our incestuous community to come and visit the Round Room– which is not to say that I don’t love every single one of my friends. I’m merely suggesting that spilling new blood is never something I look down upon (unless we’re talking actual blood– like platelets and plasma and all of that. No one should be spilling ACTUAL blood!). Anyway, she has the most amazing set of poems about this little fellow named Herman and I absolutely love them. So will you!
It is entirely possible that we may have some music this time. I heard this chick play over at the Dirty Gerund on Monday night (which you should OBVIOUSLY check out). I can’t for the life of me remember her name, and I know that makes me a giant jerk, but it was really loud and I had just handed her a flier about the RR telling her that I’d pay her in whiskey and dinner.
So please. Do it for crown and country. Do it for your mom. Do it for Truth, Justice and the American Way. Check us out on 2/21/13 and you will NOT be disappointed.
Here is your weekly dose of awesome, btdubbers, with the Week.In.Poetry!!!!!