National Poetry Month by attending the •chance operations• reading at Duff's, 392 North Euclid, on Monday, April 4. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Cover charge is $3.00.
Featured readers will be Lindsey Klees, Bob Reuter and the award winning Canadian poet Gary Geddes.
Musical guests will be Tim Greer, tenor saxophone, Ben Kramer, bass, and Kyle Shea, drums, playing a variety of jazz standards.
Advance sign-up for the open-mic following the featured readers in encouraged. Click here to sign-up via e-mail.
The first 10 folks to ask will receive a FREE copy of the April issue of Poetry magazine, courtesy of the Poetry Foundation. We hope that at least a few folks will read a poem from the magazine at the open-mic.
Everyone attending will receive a copy of the chapbook "Poems for Your Pocket 2011" by Tony Renner.
Lindsey Klees graduated from Webster University with a degree in creative writing. She continues to write and read throughout St. Louis. Her poetry has been described as "creepy, great, hillbilly poetry."
When I'm at the Urinal, I'm There for Jesus
Truly I am, wherever I am.
At the post office, picking up my mail
Or cutting into a fine piece of steak.
I'm there for him when I'm punchin' in my time card
And when I'm combing over my hair.
Hell, I'm there for him every time I remember to
Brush my teeth.
I'm doing it for Jesus when I'm doing my wife,
And I'm doing it for Jesus when I'm doing
Someone else's wife.
At the bar, putting on my boots,
Or when I'm swatting flys.
When I'm at the Urinal, I'm There for Jesus.
Truly I am, wherever I am,
From the moment I unzip my fly
Through the entire piss,
And even during the jiggle at the end.
-- Lindsey Klees