Monday, July 16, 2012

Former US Poet Laureate Charles Simic tomorrow

Charles Simic reads tomorrow at Skidmore with writer Danzy Senna.

His 1999 poem, "Fork," was featured last week in a Slate article on the peculiar history of that utensil.

This strange thing must have crept  
Right out of hell.
It resembles a bird’s foot
Worn around the cannibal’s neck.
As you hold it in your hand,
As you stab with it into a piece of meat,
It is possible to imagine the rest of the bird:  
Its head which like your fist
Is large, bald, beakless, and blind.
Tuesday, July 17th, 8PM, Davis Audiorium, Palamountain Hall, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga.