Posts Tagged: Camille Dungy

National Poetry Month Day 9: “Prophecy: After the Dam” by Camille Dungy

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Prophecy: After the Dam

the floodplains do bloom_____ the horsetail die+++++ the wheat
its thousand thousand eyes eyeing a fat future _____nods and nods never fearing
the peasants plant potatoes plant turnips___ radish and carrot
even the mice leave the hovels and make camp in the fields
when an inland bird calls from the roof thatch the boatwright will turn from bowsprits
and train his son to cobble
only the bright-chested bird knows the end of this song
but he is winging over water and must not waste his breath to sing

-Camille Dungy

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Notable San Francisco: 10/28–11/3

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Monday 10/28: The “On Arts” series, benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program, presents British author Zadie Smith in conversation with Steve Winn. $27, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater.

Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Hi everyone. I sort of took today off along with everyone else here at The Rumpus, but there was a lot of good stuff in the po-world this week and I wanted to pass it along.

For starters, Memorious launched their blog today, and their first official post is “what books we’re looking forward to in 2010,” which is a wonderful change from all the retrospective lists that pop up this time of year.

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