Last Sunday we were thrilled to host an afternoon of poetry featuring the ridiculously talented D.R. Goodman, Cyrus Cassells, and Lisa Huffaker (below, left to right).
Lisa’s reading began with a distinctly feline theme: she read (in both English and French) Diane Furtney’s beautifully lush translation of Paul Verlaine’s “A Woman and Her Cat,” and then shared a cat-related poem of her own. As kitty enthusiasts, we can’t help but think that all readings should start this way…
Cyrus read some new poems set in Italy, his former home. Have a listen to the evocative “The Pines of the Villa Pamphili”—I guarantee it will make you long to take a stroll beneath the “colossal parasols” of Cyrus’ favorite Roman park.
D.R. read from her new collection, Greed: A Confession (Able Muse Press). I especially loved “The Face of Things,” which she introduced as addressing “the phenomenology of perception” or, for those of us who are not philosophy students, as “a sonnet about seeing a hummingbird in a tree.”
If you like what you hear, you’re in luck—we have another weekend treat coming up for you! On Saturday at 7pm we’re hosting a reading with Danielle Sellers, Ricardo Acevedo, and Greg Brownderville, so be sure to come by the bookstore to see this wonderful trio in person!