Wednesday, July 2, 2008


@ 7:30 p.m.

Subtext continues its monthly reading series with readings by Deborah Meadows & Mickey O’Connor at our new home at the Chapel Performance Space on the 2nd of July 2008. Donations for admission will be taken at the door on the evening of the performance. The reading starts at 7:30pm.

Deborah Meadows teaches in the Liberal Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. A forthcoming collection of poetry entitled Goodbye Tissues is due out from Shearsman Press in 2009. Her works of poetry include: involutia (Shearsman, 2007), The Draped Universe (Belladonna Books, 2007), Thin Gloves (Green Integer, 2006), Representing Absence (Green Integer, 2004), Itinerant Men (Krupskaya, 2004), and two chapbooks, Growing Still (Tinfish Press, 2005) and The 60’s and 70’s: from The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick (Tinfish Press, 2003).

from "Logic with Mr. Quine"

You can rely on it that
All poets are unreliable

I am unreliable

I am unreliable when unreliable, appended to its own quotation, so
......................"yields an unreliable result
......................when appended to its own quotation."

Mickey O’Connor was born in 1412 in Bellarusse, Ukraine. He is the author of 933 books of verse, translated into six languages. He owns a lucrative string of Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants on the outskirts of Pocatella, Idaho. He is married to the lovely Veronique. They have five sparkling daughters. His latest book is NOT EVEN MERELY END, published by Church of the Head Press. He lives and writes in Seattle.

from Weird Wind Inside Words

count among the whispers
my neat little volume
describe through negation
here except silence
where made of what structure
discombobulated fabric
awake at dawn’s sideshow
i hear a new star’s register
equivocal dissimulation
hazard suspends nuance
not of my creation
barely encounter thought
incessantly reconstituting itself beyond
words on a secret blackboard
new means of communicating with unknown plurality
hot machines are broken
we left poetry behind
from lifetime to lifetime
less eloquent than
strange light given off by bottles

THANKS to NONSEQUITUR for co-sponsoring this event.

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