I'll be reading as part of Poetry Readings at The Firecracker Press, 2838 Cherokee Street, STL, (314) 776-7271, on Saturday, September 18, at 2:00 p.m. Steve Schroeder author of the poetry collection, Torched Verse Ends, will also be reading. While we read Firecracker Press will be setting up and printing a broadside of one of our poems on their antique presses.
Admission is $5 per person and also gets you one of these hand-printed broadsides. You can also buy an additional broadside so you can have a poem from each writer.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by clicking here.
I'll be reading mostly short poems that can be loudly declaimed over the clickety-clack of the presses.
A Cool PoemAnd, like this:
when the president of the saxophone
lester young said "i'm cool" he meant
nothing was wrong --
nobody was going to go upside his head -- that
he had his sunglasses on so
he could see you better
Notes from a ConversationAnd, like this:
Hell, he said.
Alone, she said.
Anything, he said.
Wait, she said.
Wish, he said.
No, she said.
A House But Not A Home
The process of bringing the
house up to the standards of
Jean Harlow's ghost was
difficult, to say the least.
Previous readers at Firecracker Press have been Joseph Sulier, Richard Newman, Pam Garvey, Nicky Rainey, Stefene Russell, and Chris King.