Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Segue Reading Series presents
Tonya Foster & Anne Tardos

Saturday, April 12, 2008 ** 4PM SHARP**
at the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, just north of Houston)
$6 admission goes to support the readers
hosted by erica kaufman & Tim Peterson

Tonya Foster is the author of poetry, fiction, and essays that have been published in a variety of journals from Callaloo to The Hat to Western Humanities Review. She is the author of A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna Books) and co-editor of Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art. She is currently completing a cross-genre piece on New Orleans, and Monkey Talk, an inter-genre piece about race, paranoia, and surveillance.

From "(In)Somniloquy"

History swarms in
the marrow of your thoughts (,/.) as
she lies there (,) sleepless

history swarms in.
To eat or not to? Then what?
She clears her throat.

"You can't be eatin'
from everybody," her aunt warned
after the first loss.

"You can't be eatin'
like you don't mind trading a
baby for red beans."

That yarn's redness bleeds Persephone, Eve, Jemima, Rine. More
That yarn's redness: eating from a strange pot/tree/hand/mind draws
blood or sleep.

Anne Tardos is a poet and visual artist. She has published several books of poetry and the multimedia performance work and radio play Among Men. She is the editor of Thing of Beauty by Jackson Mac Low, from the University of California Press this fall. Her new book I Am You is just out from Salt Publishing.


It's time to let go of the narrative section of this poem and let the ride begin



Won't you be my silicone doll
Won't you be my forever stamp
No I will not fix your computer

Music You


--from "Letting Go"


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