Waterline Writers kicks off its 2016 – 2017 season with a great literary event on Sunday, Sept 18th 2016 at 7 pm. Waterline is proud to present five featured writers: Amy Friedman, Rick Holinger, Karen Halvorsen Schreck, Christine Swanberg and Joanne Zienty.
1459 St. Clair
Saint Paul MN 55105
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7:00 P.M.
Join poet Margaret Hasse, organizer and anthologizer, along with Nancy Christensen, Anne Curtin, Sharon Hilberer, Joan Johnson, Barb Jones, Dorothy Schlesselman, Ann Schroeder, and Miriam Weinstein.
Alison Morse, author of the forthcoming fiction collection If You Wave a Chicken Over Your Head, will be a featured reader at the December Midstream Reading Series.
Blue Moon Cafe building
3820 East Lake Street
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:30 to 8:30 P.M.
The man leaning over the window is volatile. The winds could carry him without a trace of noise, particularly on a night like this. His eyes are contorted by a sudden loss of memory, his fingers tap restlessly on the sill. His voice is nebulous—a gathering of clouds in pursuit of its shadows. Everything seems to be lost here, even his body.
He leans closer to the mirror to realize he has lost it. Where did it go?
Answers seem to evade his feeble ears.
Somewhere far away, a horse neighs softly. That is his voice, it dawns upon him. His reality. When he drapes it around himself, the moon will no longer be a stranger. The sun a myth. He will stop wondering about the stars in the horizon, their irreparable losses.
after a career of running guns
in North Africa, Rimbaud succumbed
to either syphilis
or carcinoma (depends on who you've read)
in Marseille in the care of his sister,
much as he had written.
he was thirty-seven–
same age as Mozart.
Zen Masters, it is said,
recite a poem at the exact
moment of their death,
often ending with
the exclamation "Ha!"–
Thank you to everyone who, over the past two months, sent us a manuscript to consider for publication in 2017.
Jason Magabo Perez (Phenomenology of Superhero 2016) will be reading this Saturday, January 14, 2017 (6:00-8:00 pm) as part of PoetrIE Presents.
The San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts
526 W 11th Street
San Bernardino CA 92410
More details are available here via Facebook.
on that mouth
feel what it feels
to be the carriage
of all that burns.
Breathe in its burden.
Know the pond’s tremor
as the Great Blue Heron Lands
Congratulations to Nancy Chen Long (Clouds as Inkblots For the War Prone, 2013) on winning the 2016 Tampa Review Prize.