Monday, June 3, 2013

Cafe Muse with Alyse Knorr & Barbara Buckman Strasko

Tonight, The Word Works hosted another successful reading in the Cafe Muse series! As is Cafe Muse tradition, the readings were preceded by a beautiful performance of classical guitar by Michael Davis.
Alyse Knorr took the podium first, reading several selections from her book Annotated Glass (Furniture Press Books). She also read several yet to be published poems inspired by the 1977 Voyager Expeditions, in which she imagined the recipients of the golden records sent out with the space craft coming to earth. The series exhibited equal parts wit and heart.
 Next, Barabara Buckman Strasko read from her book Graffiti in Braille (Word Press 2012), as well as other unpublished works. A personal favorite was Ode to the Berrigans, a piece inspired by the Berrigan brothers, two Catholic priests who destroyed draft files during the Vietnam war.
 Our two featured poets were joined by a few others who read during the open mic portion of the event. Thank you to all who attended and to these two lovely women for sharing their immense talent with us!
We encourage all poetry lovers to join us for future Cafe Muse Events. The next Cafe Muse will feature Kathi Wolfe and Dan Vera, Monday July 1 at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

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