Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Erin Quick to Read on May 10 at Duff's in the CWE

Erin Quick will be one of the featured readers at the Chance Operations reading on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., at Duff's, 392 North Euclid Avenue, in the Central West End. Also reading will be Molly McNew Ebel and Brett Lars Underwood. Admission: $3.00.

Erin Quick grew up in Columbia, Missouri and now lives in South St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in English-Creative Writing and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Webster University. She has been a feature poet at Saxifrage Press, and has read at the River Styx Hungry Young Poets reading series. She has a poem forthcoming this spring in the chapbook Burleycue. She is committed to social justice and building community through literature.


I am not a boy, though sometimes
I wish I could be for you. Sometimes

the line between a kiss in the fountain
and the beauty of one plus one

feels soft, permeable, and I laugh
instead of cry. I am not a boy.

This is not for you, though
the word love comes anyway.

-- Erin Quick

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