Allan Peterson Windfall Reading Series

7 Oct

Allan Peterson will be reading Tuesday, Oct. 21st. If you are in the area, I hope that you check it out.

For more information scope out the flyer below or visit http://www.laneliteraryguild.org/

 

 

 

Allan Peterson’s PRECARIOUS is #5!

7 Oct

SPD Recommends PRECARIOUS!

25 Sep

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BETSY ANDREWS READING IN SOUTH BEND!

16 Sep

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SPD Summer Bestsellers List

4 Sep

Betsy Andrews’ THE BOTTOM takes #2!

Poem of the Week – Lizzie Harris

2 Sep

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There’s Grass Somewhere,
But I Don’t Know How to Find It

And if I’m wrong, what blue pulse
would darken? For years I went not knowing
why I spoke to water, why my fork stitched lace
over every plate. What thing did you water
to make me love like a socket? I do knit bricks
around my stomach, a stray licking itself sour.
As a child I lived like a crumb beneath the cushion,
now I wear pity like a dinner napkin. There are people
in this room who don’t want me.
I know them.
I must have been a girl someone spoke to—I knew
each word left the mouth. You’re sure I love

for the utility, but show me an oven who doesn’t
love her baker. Believe me. My first love was yellow
gloves my mother wore to wash dishes. Please, I won’t ever
be this young again. My mother still calls to say she made
my bed, each month she airs dust off the linen.
She lasts like breath in a stone lung,
but I could live one day, if or when
I’m ready to.

*poem from Stop Wanting, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2014

Labor Day (Louise Gluck)

1 Sep

Requiring something lovely on his arm
Took me to Stamford, Connecticut, a quasi-farm,
His family’s; later picking up the mammoth
Girlfriend of Charlie, meanwhile trying to pawn me off
On some third guy also up for the weekend.
But Saturday we still were paired; spent
It sprawled across that sprawling acreage
Until the grass grew limp
with damp. Like me. Johnston-baby, I can still see
The pelted clover, burrs’ prickle fur and gorged
Pastures spewing infinite tiny bells. You pimp.

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