Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Poem for today (seemed appropriate)

The flags drop to half-mast
anytime anyone dies:
for the shooting in DC,
the one in Florida, the one
in Colorado, or any other state?
Or the ones 10 yrs ago today. Or
the ones that haven’t happened yet.

Not for the ones in Iraq,
I’m guessing.

The flags stay at half-mast
Half the whirlygigs shut
down at the wind farm

how now brown corn
cows browsing water
all along an irrigation arm:
mamma’s little animals
wanna live too.

there, there

where, where

Pappa’s little critters
Pappa’s little critters
Pappa’s little critters
say sauve qui peut