And the sound of water rushing in
We ache, we grow fat, we are oppressed.
•••Some of you may be familiar with the online Desolation Poems, a compendium of poetry forms that was put together by Jan Haag (janhaag.com/PODesIntro.html). Sac. Poetry Center will present a reading from Team Haag, participants in Jan Haag's Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) method writing groups. These spontaneous works originated in group writing sessions—folks gathered in a circle of desks and chairs, chasing words down a page to see what appears. These works are now collected in a 'zine of poetry, short fiction and creative nonfiction for sharing with the public. Hear them at 7pm Sat. at SPC, 25th & R Sts., Sac. Hosted by Jan Haag. Info: www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com/team-haag-zine-reading; for more about Jan Haag, go to janhaag.com
•••Then, on Monday, SPC presents a reading (including Susan Kelly-DeWitt) from the anthology, What Redwoods Know: Poems from California State Parks, edited and published by Katherine Hastings of WordTemple. Books will be available and proceeds will go to the help the parks. Info: arts.blogs.pressdemocrat.com/18805/new-poetry-book-speaks-up-for-the-parks/ or www.calparks.org/stories/poems-from-california-state.html
•••Taylor Graham writes that the Villanelles anthology edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizbeth Mali for Everyman's Library, London, is will be released March 6 on Amazon.com (www.amazon.com/Villanelles-Annie-Finch/dp/0307957861). TG is in there, as well as Elizabeth Bishop, E.A. Robinson, Roethke, Plath, Heaney...
The days grow and the stars cross over