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First Tuesdays Presents Sarah Stetson

Sarah Stetson graduated from the MFA Program at Queens College where she studied poetry and won the Giro S. Cestaro III Memorial Scholarship for her thesis, Barefoot in the Package Store. She has worked for Ploughshares and was Editor of Ozone Park, an online literary journal founded in 2008 by Queens College MFA students. She is now an adjunct lecturer in poetry and composition at Queens College.

When:  April 2, 2013
Where: Terraza 7 Cafe, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM (open-mic sign up at 6:45)
Other: $5 suggested donation. For more information contact Richard Jeffrey Newman

Here is one of Sarah’s poems:

A Man Freshens Up at One Woman’s Apartment

Pick up your mess — tiny hairs stuck to sink after you shave like porcelain porcupine. Pick up moist tissues and nicotine patch. Mud ring from coffee mug, toothpaste like blue tar tracks. The mess you pick — mud on tiles, lines of mold and line on your ring finger. Pick one — touch-up glaze or Fantastik. One remedy at a time. Don’t overdo, you might miss it (the mess) where you left cracks and scratches — the mess of the fixtures, the dusty filaments. How many people does it take to replace your bulb? How many drinks do you need before touch-up glaze becomes touch-me gaze? Don’t mess up the joke. Patch the porcelain. Pick up the patch.

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