Reading from A Little Book of Abundance: poems of thanksgiving throughout the year and Open Mic - December 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

ArtStart’s Artscraps 
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 featured at Midstream Reading Series on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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
Minneapolis MN

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 7:30 to 8:30 P.M.

An Epistle to Alzheimer’s

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.
Perhaps, someday.


My Demise

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!"–
                they die...


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