I have a few events I'll be participating in coming up, so here's where you can find me in the next couple of months. (I'll update this as new dates arise.)
See you soon friends!
They wrote YA before YA was Cool
8-9 pm, Ballroom D
Saturday, August 5th
"Holly Lyn Walrath's 'Hart Island' locates revenance in New York City's surely haunted potter's field--the Bronx island is overflowing with spirits, and the ghostly speaker's monologue feels like a plaintive yearning for rest, since, like Charon crossing the river Styx, 'The ferry brings more each day.' This poem exemplifies the spectral potentialities in all places--including on the outskirts of a hyper-urban metropolis."
"... a piece that brings a more urban feel to the shore, that establishes a city and brings with it a people who worship fortune. Again there is the sense of people reaching for something beyond themselves, seeking to fill some lack they can't quite articulate, and falling into patterns t hat are harmful, looking for signs of love that are also signs of destruction. The piece is more concerned with ritual in many ways divorced from meaning, where people try to impress their god without knowing how, without even knowing why, to find in the end that what they are asking for is not really what they want."