Friday, May 8, 2009

Doing The Poetry Thing in Savannah on 5/16/09

On 5/16/09, I am going to chat with some students and do a reading in beautiful and historic Savannah, Georgia.

Whenever I chat it up with students, I like to give them a packet of poems at the end of our poetry fiesta. (This is in addition to whatever poems we might be discussing in workshop/poetry chatter time.) I call it my "poems just for fun packet." This year I am including:
"The Invisible Intruder" by Katie Chaple
"Love Poem" by David Trinidad
"Preference" by Beth Gylys
"My Savior in the Form of a Bus" by Beth Gylys
"Barcelona, City of the Sad Divas" by Charles Jensen
"Helen of Troy Does Counter Dancing" by Margaret Atwood
"Fourteen" by C. Dale Young
"What Do Women Want?" by Kim Addonizio
"The Summer Day" by Mary Oliver
"Malleus Maleficarum" by Maureen Seaton
"Malleus Maleficarum 2" by Maureen Seaton
"Cher" by Dorianne Laux
"Such A Thing" by Denise Duhamel"
"The Great Divide" by Dara Wier
"Twisted, Fucked-Up, Poor Excuse" by Dara Wier
"Garage Sale" by Laure-Anne Bosselaar

Here's the press release for the event, written by the lovely Mary Chi-Whi Kim
Poet/Editor Dustin Brookshire features at Metro Cafe

Savannah, GA- On Saturday, May 16, 5-7 pm, celebrated poet and editor Dustin Brookshire will feature for a special reading/open mic event organized and hosted by local poet, Mary C. Kim. The yet cozy Metro Cafe located at 402 Martin Luther King Boulevard has become the favorite of locals and students both.

Dustin Brookshire is an Atlanta-based poet and activist. His work has appeared in Subtle Tea, Ocho, Ouroboros Review, Qarrtiluni, and more. Dustin is the proud founder of Limp Wrist, Quarrel, and Project Verse. When you wake up each morning, he wants you to ponder the words of Mary Oliver, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do/ with your one wild and precious life?”

Winner of a 2006 Atlanta Review International Merit Award in Poetry, Mary C. Kim has published in The New York Times Magazine and various literary journals, and won two poem commissions from The Ohio State University’s Multicultural Center. She has authored Silken Purse, a poetry chapbook published by Pudding House Press. Her multi-genre self-help book, Karma Suture, garnered an Honorable Mention in the 2007 Writers’ Digest International Books Contest.

Co-organizer of one of Savannah's first community-based Asian American literary events in 2005, she states, "Savannah enjoys few literary events celebrating the key roles of GBLT community members in the arts. I am proud to spotlight these and other artists in our community."

For information on Dustin Brookshire, visit; For information on Metro Cafe, visit

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