Jane Ellen Ibur will be a featured reader at Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Avenue, on Monday, January 26.
Also featured will be Robert Nazarene and Julia Gordon-Bramer.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; admission is FREE.
Open-mic follows the featured readers.
Jane Ellen Ibur is the author of Both Wings Flappin’, Still Not Flyin’ published by PenUltimate Press. Her award winning poems have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. She has won much recognition as an Arts Educator with over 30 years experience teaching writing in public schools, jails, museums, residential schools, social service agencies, veterans, homeless men. Lead Faculty for the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute, she is one of its founders. She directs Poets & Writers Ink for emerging young writers. For 19 years she co-hosted and co-produced "Literature for the Halibut" on FM 88.1 KDHX.
In Mexico, I see your face
waning, shaded by cataracts
you rise above me, a watchful eye,
lid nearly drawn, 25 years between
us now passed like so many waves
against the shore. I gather bits
of broken sand dollars or pieces
of moon you throw down to me,
lunar coins washed on the beach
for me to cash in at low tide.
-- Jane Ellen Ibur