Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jennifer Goldring Featured Reader at Duff's on Monday, March 25

Jennifer Goldring will be one of three featured readers at •chance operations• at Duff's, 392 N. Euclid, on Monday, March 25.

Daniel Eberle-Mayse and Treasure Shields Redmond will also be featured.

Doors at 7:30 p.m.; admission $3.00.

Musical guest will be improvisational musician Jazz Resin.

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

Jennifer Goldring, originally from Arizona, is studying for her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing--Poetry at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Jennifer has been named University of Missouri-St. Louis's Poet Laureate for 2013 and also serves on the Board of the St. Louis Poetry Center. Recent poems and photography have appeared in Litmag Journal. Jennifer works in the IT industry and holds a BA Degree in economics from Arizona State University. She finds inspiration for her poetry in the natural world and the intricacies of everyday life.

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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