Posted on

February Reading at The Good Karma Cafe

Hanoch Guy and Anne Kaier were the featured readers last night.  Anne treated us to some flash fiction, a prose poem, and poems in free verse that led us all into her inner rooms.  Her work is always well-crafted, but the tone these particular  selections seemed very interior to me, making my time with her more intimate  intimate.   Hanoch has a new chapbook out, The Road to Timbuktu, which is a poetic road map of his interior and exterior travels.  He invented an island of cinnamon, and took a trip to Treasure Island (every boy’s dream!).  He built a bridge, or at least walked across one, from the Galapagos to New Jersey.  Hanoch’s travelogue was packed with sights, sounds, smells, and the feel of cloth.  I felt as though I could reach out and make sand angels in the desert.

I didn’t know what to expect when I paired Anne and Hanoch for this reading, making the satisfaction afterward doubly sweet.

Jim

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s