Readers still needed for Festival of Listening

Our Festival of Listening is this Tuesday evening, March 1, at (SCENE) Metrospace in East Lansing. You can view photos from last year’s Festival here. This annual event, celebrating untranslated poetry from around the world, is an aural delight. The rhythms and cadences of languages with which we may be unfamiliar can transform us toContinue reading “Readers still needed for Festival of Listening”

Poem of the Week: Gravity Furnace

By francine j harris She wants to set the house on fire, gas in both hands, gas on the wall. It’d be like the sea torched from its floor. She’d run like light from basement windows. or maybe suck all arms to room ablaze, so housed in gut piping. the copper hollowed, reaching to aContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Gravity Furnace”

Poem of the Week: Levitation

By Andrew Nicholson First Childhood Miracle Even an inch is sky. We try it, a toe at a time. I falcon my ankle to hunt a higher step. The game of it— two kids trying to fly by oak trunk, by nerve and sunken sinew. But the fall. But you see me tumble under allContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Levitation”

Poem of the Week: Going Out In Style

By Carol Barrett Reckon I’ll be gone in three months. You never know. I’m trying a social experiment. The ladies come to supper all gussied up well before the appointed hour,  lined up in their finery like orchids on a lean branch. But the men, they come drab as the boondocks like they just gotContinue reading “Poem of the Week: Going Out In Style”

Sheila Kay Adams Performance Cancelled

Hello, Friends of the Poetry Center, We were saddened to hear from Sheila Kay Adams this morning that an injury will keep her from visiting here during the week of February 15. Like you, we were eagerly anticipating her visit. We hope, along with the Ten Pound Fiddle, that we’ll be able to bring herContinue reading “Sheila Kay Adams Performance Cancelled”

Call for Readers – Festival of Listening

Astros y fuentes y flores, no murmuréis de mis sueños, Sin ellos, ¿cómo admiraros ni cómo vivir sin ellos? – Rosalía de Castro We’re now accepting readers for the Festival of Listening – An Evening of Untranslated Poetry at (scene) Metrospace on Tuesday, March 1. Any and all languages are welcome! In the past, we’veContinue reading “Call for Readers – Festival of Listening”