Woohoo! Poets Reeves and Krosinsky are gonna make our brains hum and vibrate and light up on PET scans this Wednesday, TOMORROW, May 16th at the Harwood Art Center. And on top of hearing from these two important Albuquerque writers, there’s also a short open mic.
School yourself with great literature. (Remember–Harwood is the old girl’s school at the NorthEast corner of 7th and Mountain.) I mean that, the great literature part literally, not the “schooled” part which is only metaphorical. Nonetheless, this will be the kind of reading that makes your mind reverberate with the possibilities of language… So join us and let’s be satiated and nourished and challenged. I’ve known Reeves since the 1990s. He actually heard the first poetry reading I ever did. Prolific, talented, visionary, fun and sharp, he is someone I am always happy to hear! And Sari, I’ve been impressed since first listen. Recently I had the opportunity to blurb Sari’s forthcoming book and I was very very happy with the work and honored by the opportunity, even though I was slow at my task. Now this is my challenge to you:
Come out and listen! Get on the bus with every other pomegranate-cheeked rider fresh from the psychiatrist’s office, having just survived some pogrom, heading towards Hades, and let’s together make our way back to Eden!
I loved it.
Neither of these authors ever disappoints.
Robert Arthur Reeves and Sari Krosinsky read at the Harwood Art Center in the upstairs cafeteria on Wednesday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Books, chapbooks and CDs will be available for purchase, $7-10. Here’s a Google map to the venue. There will also be 30 minutes of open mic.
Krosinsky will read from her forthcoming book “god-chaser” and new material from the CD “Complications.” Reeves will read unpublished poems and selections from his latest books, “Because” and “The Dead Have Children.”
Reeves was born in Urbana, Illinois and grew up (so to speak) in the Boston area. As a baby he sat on Carl Sandburg’s lap. Allen Ginsberg recommended his teenage poetry to Gregory Corso. He lives in Albuquerque, N.M., where he has taught philosophy, religion and humanities at the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College. His poems have appeared in Fulcrum, Skidrow Penthouse, The Blind Man’s Rainbow, Arsenic Lobster, The Homestead Review, Adobe Walls and many other journals. He has published 11 poetry collections and a chapbook, “Yossele: A Tale in Poems,” with his partner Sari Krosinsky. Visit them at outerchildpoetry.com.
Krosinsky writes about the mundane in mythology and the sublime (and sublimely awful) in the ordinary. Her first full-length book, “god-chaser,” is forthcoming from CW Books. She publishes Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry and fiction. Her poems appear regularly in literary and genre magazines. She received a B.A. in religious studies and M.A. in creative writing from the University of New Mexico. She lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with her partner and cat.