We’re leaving Albuquerque and relocating to the Seattle area at the end of July, but before we go we’d love to read you our poetry one last time. On Saturday, July 23, we’ll be in the Special Collections Library (room: Center for the Book) on Central and Edith NE from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please come and join us in our farewell to Albuquerque, and pick up a book or two while you’re at it!
Bob and Sari will give feature readings along with Art Goodtimes at The Range Cafe, Bernalillo, on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The reading begins at 7 p.m., with open mic signup starting at 6:30 p.m.
The event is part of a gathering of poets and poetry lovers with host Bill Nevins on the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. in the art gallery room of The Range Cafe, 925 Camino Del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM. It’s free to all (donations welcome).
Sari will publicly release “A God’s Life” and “Courting Hunger” at the reading, and Bob will have copies of “Small Amounts of Blood: Poems 2014,” released earlier this year.
UPDATE, 10/30: Announcement from Host Bill Nevins with Additional Details
Poetry at the Range Café, Bernalillo on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7 p.m. will feature a Triple Treat of Featured Poets: Sari Krosinsky, Robert Arthur Reeves and Art Goodtimes.
We will also have a time limited open mic. First 11 poets who sign up can read for up to 5 minutes each. Open mic sign up at 6:30 p.m.
EVERYONE is most welcome to come enjoy poetry, have a dinner or dessert or tasty libations in the Range Café’s full restaurant and bar. Free, with donations very much appreciated.
SARI KROSINSKY is a writer, artist, Maude activist, and novice game-maker. Ze has written three books of poetry and publishes Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry, fiction and art. Sari lives in Albuquerque, N.M., with zir partner, Robert Arthur Reeves, and cat, Emma.
ROBERT ARTHUR REEVES is the author of Small Amounts of Blood, Tisha B’Av: A Diptych, Because: Meditations on the Beatles Songbook and several other poetry collections. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his partner Sari Krosinsky.
ART GOODTIMES is the guiding spirit of the Talking Gourds Poetry group and a legendary voice of poetry in the Western Slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains where he lives and writes poetry and journalism and performs.
Books by each of these fine poets — and others — will be available for purchase at the event. They make GREAT holiday gifts. Bring your books and cds to sell and swap, poets!
Hosted by Bill Nevins firstname.lastname@example.org. Mic and sound amp provided by Jesse Ehrenburg.
Stumbled onto this review of one of Sari’s poems:
Every word, every syllable, and every line in Sari Krosinsky’s narrative poem “In Transit” had my full attention. The writing is superb and the poem tells a raw story that intrigued me. With most work, certain lines stand out to me which I can easily quote and include in a review because they are simply that fantastic. In Krosinsky’s work, it is exceedingly difficult to select an excerpt. I just want to type the whole poem. Read more.
“Yossele: a tale in poems” is now available for Kindle as well as in print from Amazon.
“Yossele: a tale in poems” debuts at a poetry chapbook release feature reading and open mic on Tuesday, March 22, at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard Dr. SE.
“Yossele” is based on myths of the golem in 16th century Prague. In Medieval Europe a common accusation against Jews was that they kidnapped and murdered Christian children to use their blood in rituals, particularly the preparation of unleavened bread at Passover. At the end of the 16th century in Prague (in several ways a tolerant and accepting city for Jews) this practice had arisen again, and the chief rabbi of the community, Rabbi Löv, created a golem to defend his people. A golem is unsentient and has no will of his own: only G-d can create a thinking, choosing spirit. The authors have imagined that something goes wrong with the complex creation process, and the creature becomes self-aware. His name was Yossele, a diminutive of Joseph.
The reading features authors Sari Krosinsky and Robert Arthur Reeves and an open mic emceed by Kenneth P. Gurney. It is free and open to the public.
Krosinsky’s poems have appeared in Arsenic Lobster, Contemporary American Voices, Duke City Fix, Main Street Rag, Verse Daily and others. She edits Fickle Muses, an online journal of mythic poetry and fiction. She received an MA in creative writing from the University of New Mexico.
Reeves has been writing poetry since 1965. His poetry has been published in The Chaffin Journal, The Homestead Review, The Blind Man’s Rainbow, Fulcrum, Adobe Walls, Permafrost, Poesia and Skidrow Penthouse, among others. He is the author of nine collections of poetry.
A poem from my verse novel, “A God’s Life,” is online in issue 27 of the Opinion Guy’s Speculative Fiction. -Sari
Just got my copy of Collective Fallout, which includes a couple poems from “A God’s Life,” an unpublished verse novel. It’s a magazine of “Queer Speculative Literature and Arts.” It’s neat that there is such a thing. -Sari