Ashley Capps at IU South Bend tonight
Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Third Floor “Bridge” of Wiekamp Hall
Reception and book signing to follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Join us at the Oaken Bucket after the reading!
Announcement in the South Bend Tribune: http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090302/Ent/903030169/1038/Ent
Link to interview with Capps: http://www.kickingwind.com/072807.html
At 5:30 p.m., Ashley will visit David Dodd Lee’s Advanced Poetry class. IUSB students are invited to attend that discussion. Meet at Room 1160 of Wiekamp Hall.
Reading an Ex Lover’s First Novel
I don’t mind if you say her blouse
fell open like thunder, or if you recall
the amethyst veins inside her eyelids, the sand
in the delicate ditch of her neck. Go ahead
to white streamers behind a black wedding car.
And those sea oats, scraping
under the constellations, did console.
with the way you describe the body
of the crab washed up that morning
as an orchid, as a music box, as
if it were intact, when in fact
the thing was pink chunks of meat
that floated away from each other,
blue broken pieces of shell on a gut-string.
like a polite, ridiculous teacup.