Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Maya Pindyck - Friend Among Stones

Here's a friendly plug for poet and artist Maya Pindyck. She has a new book out - Friend Among Stones - and some local readings
in our fair city.
Wednesday, 10/28, 7:30pm
Guerilla Lit Readings
Bar on A: 170 Avenue A at 11th St.

with Yvonne Garrett & Elizabeth May

Here's a sample:

The Lesson

A certain bird used to make the wrong sound.

Her keeper cried, Go lower, lower—your pitch

feels uncontained
. The bird pressed her beak
to the keeper’s cheek, puncturing his flesh

until a spot no bigger than an ant’s abdomen,

no bigger than the period concluding his command,

appeared. The keeper mistook the act for kindness

and crooned, My love, my infant—try again.


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