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Catherine Dain to feature at EP Foster, Ventura, Thursday; VC students to follow

December 4, 2013
It’s almost winter! That means around here you can see the Channel Islands on sunny days, my desk is covered with student research papers, and at Ventura College, my students and I are working on our class publications where we create broadsides of a written work and make enough copies for everyone. 599419_10151813692340924_1110016660_n I’m going to be submitting my water poem that I wrote as a commission for the City of Pasadena (read the beginning of it here).
Tomorrow, Thursday December 5, a few of my students and I will attend Catherine Dain’s featured reading at EP Foster Library in the Topping Room at 7:30pm651 E. Main Street. Ventura. The reading is hosted by Phil Taggart and it’s followed by an open mic where some of my students will read. (More students will read next Thursday, December 12, when we have our class publication to share following Paul Willis’ feature.)

Above is Catherine Dain reading one of her poems; below is another poem by 
Catherine Dain:
 
     Is there life after death?
 
Of course.
Ask any actor.
The hard part about death
Is the frozen glaze
As the camera zooms in for the closeup.
Or the held breath
Until the curtain falls.
Then life rushes back
With the applause of the crew,
The adoring audience.
 
Is there life after death?
I believe so.
I have felt the spirit in the room
When the body lies still.
I have heard the voice in my head
As I drove home alone.
I have seen the face in my dreams,
Laughing one more time.
 
Is there love after death?
When my heart yearns to feel
Another beating heart
That is the question
I cannot answer.
 
 
UP NEXT:
December 12  Paul Willis
December 19  Open Mic
December 26 NO READING
January  2      TBA
January  9     Ron Alexander
January 16    Shelley Savren
January 23    NO READING
January 30    Open Mic
February  6   Aaron Gardner  
February 13   Enid Osborn
NOTE: The series is every Thursday:
EXCEPT the fourth Thursday of the month
ALSO:

Saturday, December 7 at 4pm 
the Askew poetry journal reading,
celebration, and release of issue 15
 
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd., Venice
 
Tell all the truth but tell it slant…  Emily Dickinson
 
Askew is a poetry journal that is published
twice a year out of Ventura, California. 
Askew publishes poets from all over the world. 
 
Editors/Hosts: 
Marsha de la O, Phil Taggart and Friday Lubina
 
poets reading include:
Amy Uyematsu, Carol Davis, Holaday Mason, Marjorie Becker,
Sarah Maclay, Larry Colker, Judith Pacht, Ron Alexander,
Patty Seyburn, Laurel Ann Bogen, Dorothy Barresi, F. Albert Salinas,
Suzanne Lummis, Mary Kay Rummel, Glenna Luschei, Dane Baylis,
Charles Harper Webb, Gerald Locklin, Holaday Mason, David Peacock,
Paula C. Lowe, William Mohr, Jean Colonomos
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  1. December 4, 2013 1:44 pm

    Reblogged this on whisper down the write alley and commented:

    Details on Thursday’s reading by my students and I at EP Foster Library in Ventura.

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