Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Katerina Canyon Featured Reader at Duff's on Monday, September 26

Katerina Canyon will be one of three featured readers on Monday, September 26, at Duff's, 392 North Euclid, in the Central West End.

Other featured readers will be Ellen Herget and Matt Paul.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $3.

Advance sign-up for the open-mic following the featured readers is encouraged. Click here to sign-up via e-mail.

Musical guest will be Drew Moravec.

Katerina Canyon, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She was the Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga from 2001 to 2003. She has published in over 20 publications internationally, including, Sepia Poetry Magazine, Lucid Moon Magazine, Newsletter Inago, and Open Wide Magazine. In 2002 Katerina received the award of 2002 Virginia Allan National Young Careerist from Business and Professional Women/USA for her work with poetry in the community. She founded the Shouting Coyote Poetry Festival and hosted the Eccentric Moon Poetry Reading for two years. She currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.

In the Company of Outcasts

At the farmers’ market
I am drawn to Romanesco cauliflowers

They exist among other vegetables
defying conformity

Starshell florets burst from
undetermined centers

Refusing to lie side by side

making their own space in nature

Darwin, Fibonacci or God
predicted their fate

These creatures move in my mind:

creating communities
where there are no houses,
roadways without cars,
ways to live
with no love

They do not fit
in egg crate boxes

Nor do they
wrap cleanly in cellophane

Green sparks in an overflowing
hill discomfiting the yellow onions
on one side and heirloom tomatoes
on the other

I stand in front of them – staring
mouth agape
receiving a surprising answer
to a question
I never asked

-- Katerina Canyon

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