Harold Washington Library 4-29-18

Poems While You Wait helped celebrate The Harold Washington Library's Poetry Fest.  There were 8 poets writing both upstairs and downstairs.  The poems were free, to celebrate National Poetry Month.

I almost collapsed of hunger halfway through the performance but found some beef jerky across the street.

That morning I listened to the new Twin Shadow album "Caer" and I think it rang into some of the work.

Something that sticks out was the woman ordering the poem "homeless and hungry" and never returning to claim it.  

Eat your beef jerky when you have it.

 Been reading Bryan Doerrie's "All That You've Seen Here is God" ~ his translation of Ajax is good

Been reading Bryan Doerrie's "All That You've Seen Here is God" ~ his translation of Ajax is good

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 Religious topics are rare for pwyw ~ I wonder why ~ perhaps its too private for poetry even?

Religious topics are rare for pwyw ~ I wonder why ~ perhaps its too private for poetry even?

 This poem feels good - I wrote it second - some version of this will end up in the next book

This poem feels good - I wrote it second - some version of this will end up in the next book

 A little girl asked for a haiku

A little girl asked for a haiku