October 7, 2008, 7-8 p.m.
Tuesdays With Writers
@the South Mill
48th & Prescott, Lincoln
Deborah McGinn Announces:
Let us call our next reading VOICES. Won’t you bring original poetry or short prose to raise our voices at The South Mill? There will be no set reader this month. Perhaps you have written some season changing pieces, or love poems, un-love poems or fiction about goblins or mystery. Maybe there will be school poems, funny tales, political slams or Odes to Palin, Obama, Mac and Joe. There might even be a famous poem you carry in your pocket by Maya Angelou, Rudyard Kipling, Edgar Allan Poe, or Charlene Neely. Email Deborah to reserve a time slot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THESE ARE THE WRITERS SO FAR SIGNED UP TO READ:
Marge Saiser, Amy Plettner, Rex Walton, JK Brown, Nancy Savery, Dee Thompson, Trena and Randy, Dwight Johns, Adryan Mallory ( & A's girlfriend ), Charlene Neely, John Johnson, Shoshana Sumrall, and Deborah McGinn.
Create new, revise old, polish, practice, let creative voices he heard.
Below is brand new Billy Collins to get you thinking. He is featured in POETS AND WRITERS this month.
When it’s late at night and branches
are banging against the windows,
you might think that love is just a matter
of leaping out of the frying pan of yourself
into the fire of someone else,
but it’s a little more complicated than that.
It’s more like trading the two birds
who might be hiding in that bush
for the one you are not holding in your hand.
A wise man once said that love
was like forcing a horse to drink
but then everyone stopped thinking of him as wise.
Let us be clear about something.
Love is not as simple as getting up
on the wrong side of the bed wearing emperor’s clothes.
No, it’s more like the way the pen
feels after it has defeated the sword.
It’s a little like the penny saved or the nine dropped stitches.
You look at me through the halo of the last candle
and tell me love is an ill wind
that has no turning, a road that blows no good,
but I am here to remind you,
as our shadows tremble on the walls,
that love is the early bird who is better late than never.
“Adage” from Billy Collin’s brand new book called Ballistics 2008.
COMING IN NOVEMBER: THE EDITORS FROM PLAINSONGS MAGAZINE, OF HASTINGS COLLEGE, WITH READINGS FROM THEIR SPECIAL EDITION HIGHLIGHTING WRITINGS FROM THE EDITORS!