Friday, May 23, 2014

Jennifer Goldring Featured Reader at Tavern of Fine Arts on Monday, May 26

Jennifer Goldring will be one of three featured readers at •chance operations• at Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Avenue, on Monday, May 26.

Mary Troy and John Dorroh will be the other featured readers.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; admission is FREE.

Open-mic follows the featured readers.

Jennifer Goldring, originally from Arizona, is studying for her MFA in Poetry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jennifer was the University of Missouri - St. Louis's Poet Laureate for 2013 and also serves on the Board of the St. Louis Poetry Center. Jennifer is a photographer and writer and holds a BA Degree in economics from Arizona State University. Despite her training she has given up on solving the world’s economic problems and now writes poetry, which she finds to be a much more meaningful endeavor. She has poetry forthcoming in Tar River Poetry and her photography can be found in Anti- an online poetry journal and in the spring issue of Natural Bridge.
Walking Along Euclid in Early Spring

Tonight the moon
hangs in the sky orange
and sliced like cantaloupe.

A woman stands on tiptoe
head tilted up, her tongue tip
on her lip, arms open
to that mysterious fruit in the sky.

She is trying to take a bite
and though she knows it is beyond
her reach she will always salivate
and ache for this juicy moon.

The moonlight draws the gnat
and lace-wing from the grass.
The small gray bats dart
above blooming dogwoods
and feast.

-- Jennifer Goldring

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