Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Type: Featured Event, History, Arts, Culture
Age Group: adults, seniors, young adults ages 18-35 years
Poetry comes alive the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM with readings performed by a creative mix of artists. Participants are invited to read a piece for Open Mic during featured poets intermission.
This series is organized by Public Poetry and is presented in partnership with Houston Public Library.
Public Poetry Spring Series 2020
Saturday, June 6, 2020 | 2 PM
Sum thangs / is hard tuh write down / thangs like pain / an missin' yuh momma / thangs like wonderin' / why gawd take me through / the thangs she do...
From: sum hard thangs
I’ve missed our calamities, our heave-hos, / the accusations like you didn’t turn /off the stove when the larkspurs and wooden / spatula went aflame.
I didn’t go to church one week & I cleaned my car of everything trash & minute. / / I tried to write something, got stuck & cleaned the trunk.
From: Car Home
I feel limey, like the stew of fruits and greens into which I squeeze a whole small tennis ball. I dream I squeeze a squishy emerald between my palms, a sour, bubbly, watering juice spurts into the yellow colander, dripping like rain from icy tin slats.