Tony Renner will be one of the featured readers at Chance Operation's 5th anniversary reading at the Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Avenue, on Monday, April 27. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; admission is FREE.
Also featured will be Sean Arnold, Christy Callahan, Julia Gordon-Bramer, and Stefene Russell.
Open-mic readers will step up to the mic between our featured readers.
Tony Renner is a late bloomer. He returned to writing poetry in 2009 when, after he ran out of the poems he had written as a high school student in 1978 to post on a blog, he began writing new poems so that he could post a poem-a-day for National Poetry Month. He has been published in Bad Shoe, A Handful of Stones, and Troubadour 21.
The Wedding Dress
He had moved his mother's wedding dress
time after time, from apartment to
apartment, city to city
Friend to friend, lover to lover
Until we found him hanging
A white apparition in a candlelit room
Acrid myrrh failing to mask the death-stench of shit
"A fruit on a loop," the cop called him.
-- Tony Renner