Library: Johnson Neighborhood Library
Time: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Age Group: adults
Public Poetry is an innovative monthly library reading series bringing the public and poetry community together, and creating a buzz about poetry.
Public Poetry library events feature outstanding local and visiting poets, plus a student reading and special guests, as well as a book signing at the end of each program.
This series is a partnership between Public Poetry, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collaborates with various community partners, and Houston Public Library. Join us for these free library programs, filled with creative language, held on the first Saturday of each month at 2 PM.
You didn't think I'd let it go, didn't think I'd jump off the cliff / I no longer want you to catch me, just let me enjoy the drift / Straight to the bottom, can't be any different than where I already am
"Good Morning Class"/ And they rearrange their desks / turn their backs to the board/ to continue long-standing relationships / they've built with failure,/ kissing it open-mouth all 45 mintues of class / fridges bare of everything but trouble magnets
From Swallow the Sun
Audrey Schwartz Rivers
Indians suck jalapeños forcing thirst / to survive desert hallucinations. / I only endure bits in salad. / How brave I am to bite into what burns me. / How weak I am to acquiesce into your arms.
As a start point: the cradle crescent. / The boy. The bridge with barn / swallows building their mud / nests. Clusters of new moons / joined as a hive, endless flights / arcing across and under the / other — in the back back seat, the boy / asleep unaware of his world
From Saint Brendan and the Nordic Moon