Jennifer Kronovet will be one of three featured readers at the next •chance operations• reading at Duff's, 392 N. Euclid, will be Monday, January 30.
The other featured readers will be George Stair and Sally Van Doren.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; admission is $3.
Musical entertainment provided by Tom Bramer, formerly of Radio Iodine, who says:
Just me, my guitar, and a truck-load of computers, effects processors, and other assorted gear. Most of it will be improvised, because I'm generally too lazy to go to the trouble to rehearse anything.Advance sign-up for the open-mic following the featured readers is encouraged. Click here to sign-up via e-mail.
Jennifer Kronovet is the author of the poetry collection Awayward (BOA Editions), which was selected by Jean Valentine for the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Boston Review, Fence, Open City, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. She is the co-curator of the Fort Gondo Poetry Series, and is currently Writer-in-Residence at Washington University in St. Louis.
I Talk To Another More Than Myself
The same words: anathema,
our language as fallen.
Stencils of trees to decorate trees.
At the museum, you are impressed
by ancient bronze. Metal ribs
of another. I wield a dull knife
to my way of seeing:
the cloud-thoughts, not muscles,
feel the threat. The word-hinges—
like tools of unknown origin—
exposed under the more modern way
to light old artifacts. My use of
you could distill us, make room
for another experiment in materials.
-- Jennifer Kronovet