Friday, February 26, 2016

Jennifer Goldring Featured Reader at Tavern of Fine Arts on Leap Day!, Monday, February 29

Jennifer Goldring will be a featured reader at Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Avenue, on Monday, February 29.

Also featured will be Buzz Spector and Chris Parr.

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

Open-mic follows the featured readers.

Jennifer Goldring, originally from Arizona, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She was the University of Missouri - St. Louis's Poet Laureate for 2013.  Jennifer has her BA 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.  When she isn’t writing or taking photos she is Managing Editor for december magazine.  She lives in St. Louis with her two children and their small menagerie of pets.  Her poetry can be found in Tar River Poetry, Architrave Press, and the anthology Poetry with a Dash of Salt.

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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