Frequency North

Frequency North posterThere are a couple author appearances this evening at St. Rose that look interesting. The Frequency North series is bringing Darcey Steinke and Gregory Pardlo to the campus for an open-to-the-public reading.

Steinke is the author most recently of the memoir Easter Everywhere, which Stephen Metcalfe called "a beautiful book" in the New York Times. And maybe she'll spill on how fried okra can be like crack.

Pardlo won the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize for Totem, his first book of poetry. Here's a poem from the collection:

Jasbo Brown
I flashed tunes, grinning like a new hubcap.
My whistling camouflaged a kiss, riding

a struggle-buggy up from Huntsville
bound for the Southside rain that came and wet

puddle basins, made the flagstone finish jet.
Spunk is the surest horse this season, said she.

And Washington bought his teeth from slaves.
He taught us: smile and the world smiles with you.


Darcey Steinke and Gregory Pardlo
Frequency North Series
St. Rose's Neil Hellman Library
tonight at 7:30 pm
free

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