Here. Thursday.

I don’t feel guilty about not wanting
to manage the forge. To forge the night.

A radio plays in the tape’s background: a jazz waltz
We rise to the dance       Someone asks what to do
with the body       She bites at my ear       Someone coughs
flicks a lighter       Someone suggests taking them up
on a little helicopter ride       Held close I begin to sob

THIS WEEK | THURSDAY NIGHT POETS

KATE SCHAPIRA
AARON BOOTHBY

FEB 16TH

knife | fork | book
at Rick’s Cafe | 281 Augusta Avenue | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30  Poetry 7-ish
KATE SCHAPIRA is the author of six books of poetry, most recently FILL: A Collection (Trembling Pillow Press), a collaboration with Erika Howsare. Her prose has appeared in The Rumpus, Reckoning and Catapult, among other places. She lives in Providence, RI, where she writes, teaches, runs the Publicly Complex Reading Series, and offers Climate Anxiety Counseling.
AARON BOOTHBY is a poet from California now living in Montréal. Work has been published in Vallum, The Puritan, Whiskey Island and other journals while a chapbook titled Reperspirations, Exhalations, Wrapt Inflections was published in 2016 with Anstruther Press. Tweets appear @ellipticalnight and a website can be found at secret-interference.info 

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