KFB POETRY LAB PRESENTS: KIRBY/CAVAFY: THE POET OF LONGING SIX WEDS NIGHTS BEGINNING JAN 16th
At beauty I’ve gazed so much
that my vision is filled with it.
The body’s lines. Red lips. Limbs made for pleasure.
Hair as if it were taken from Greek statues:
always lovely, even when it’s uncombed,
and falls, a bit, upon the gleaming brow.
Faces of love, exactly as
my poetry wanted it . . . in the nights of my youth,
secretly encountered in my nights. . . .*
SYNOPSIS. Six Wednesday nights this winter, at Kirby's home, reading/relishing CONSTANTINE P. CAVAFY (and contemporaries) from numerous translations as fodder to your own poetic imaginations.
BEGINS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16 7-8:30PM DATES (JAN 16, 23 FEB 6, 13, 20, 27)
FEE: $95 (KFB MEMBERS $75)
KIRBY. Poet. Owner/publisher knife | fork | book. Chapbooks. Simple Enough. Cock & Soul. Bob’s boy. The world is fucked and sometimes beautiful. She’s Having a Doris Day (knife | fork | book, 2017). A Cocksucker’s Prayer (bandcamp). Recently in Matrix Magazine. The Rusty Toque Issue 13 (Pushcart Prize Nominee), National Poetry Month 2018. UPCOMING This Is Where I Get Off (Permanent Sleep Press, Spring 2019). White Christian Daze.