valentine’s day will prompt reams of gushy, heartfelt doggerel but the love poem is timeless… and it’s damn hard to do without coming off as lovesick teenagers fumbling with scansion and sentiment. we realize you are risking being vulnerable and making a fool of yourself to someone you trust. but this is not such an awful risk, and certainly one worth taking. let’s fumble through it together. be sure to bring along one of your favorite poems or the lyrics to your favorite love song.
j. bradley freely shares lessons learned from his own experiences - there’s no better way to learn! he is the author of dodging traffic (ampersand books, 2009) and the upcoming collection we will live like our ghosts will live (yesyes books, 2013). his poems have been published in numerous magazines including PANK magazine, decomP, NAP, vinyl poetry and smalldoggies magazine. he lives at iheartfailure.net, you’d be doing yourself a favor to check it out!
this saturday. 11a. free. 706 w. smith street. everyone welcome. taken OR single!