Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Between the Lines Chapbook Release Party

I had a wonderful, rewarding time at the Cape Fear Poetry Society's chapbook release party in Wilmington last weekend. Two of my poems were chosen for selection in their chapbook, "Between the Lines." There was a reception at Bottega gallery on Front Street (a wonderful art gallery / wine bar) and the poets in the chapbook did readings, talked about poetry, we had a few "word antics" and as they say, a good time was had by all...

Special thanks to all those who made this event possible. It was wonderful to enjoy historic downtown Wilmington.

I met some wonderful people and I was so incredibly impressed with how the Wilmington arts community embraced the literary arts...truly is a great case of artists supporting one another.

Here are my poems that were selected for the collection...

Jesus of Macon Avenue

Jesus of Macon Avenue sits in front of the Starbucks,
four blocks down from the Asheville country club
rocking contentedly in front of his black
guitar case, kicked back, keeping in tune
to a soundtrack of angels only he sees.
The autumn breeze furrows his long tresses
with ease into a halo, adn as soon as the traffic light
changes, I lose sight of him among the seas of
worthless, trite, gray-flannel.

Sans Utero
a cinquain
The scar:
puckered pink flesh--
surgical precision's
river---guarding my bikini.

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