I've received my very first request to read a poem from my book for someone who will be attending the reading. This is so exciting for me, especially since the poem is "Autopsy: Upon the Tamis Table," the first poem that opens the book. And, I've never read this poem before in front of an audience! Here are a couple of lines from "Autopsy...."
...Stomach a dress shirt
folded over then under to lessen
wrinkles. Cropped runt of a left lung
obliging the muscle of all muscles. Endless
astonishing intestine, like the champagne
ruffled skirting around a buffet table....
Tucson, we'll be there on Friday. If you're in the vicinity, please come on out to Antigone and share in the poetic festivities.