Sunday, March 11, 2007

hereditary

dear mother

thank you
for the recipe
for cheese casserole

when I tried
the new oven
the house burnt
down

only the lawn
furniture is left

_______________________

Hello people,

I started with my tattoo. It’s just an outline now -- looks like a coloring book that has not yet met the sweaty and smudged hands of a crayoning child. It was quick and not very painful, but I felt like a had a bad sunburn the next day. Also, the opposite shoulder keeps hurting. That happened with the last tattoo -- sympathetic pain in the mirrored part of the body.

Come to my readings?



Christine Hamm is reading her poetry!

Many places and not quite all at once.

One on Tuesday:

The Battle Hill Reading Series
will be serving up a Highfill-Hamm extravaganza…

on Tuesday March 13th at 8PM

CHRISTINE HAMM
&
MITCH HIGHFILL

Their brilliance will be accompanied by bourbon & brisket, thanks to
our venue-Bar BQ -


(Directions)

Battle Hill Readings
at BarBQ: 20th Street & 6th Avenue
Corner of 20th/6th ave in South Slope/Greenwood Heights
in Green-Wood Heights/South Slope Brooklyn

Take the R or M to the Prospect Avenue station. Walk up the hill and
turn right on 6th Avenue. Two blocks down on 6th Avenue.

One on Sunday:

JOIN US FOR A READING AT PARK SLOPE’S 440 GALLERY!

WHEN: Sunday, March 18th from 4:30-6:00 pm

WHERE: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue (at 9th St., F to 7th Ave.)

CONTACT: Brooke Shaffner at brshaffner@hotmail.com

Admission Free

WHO:

NICOLE STEINBERG

MATTHEW THORBURN

AMY LAWLESS

CHRISTINE HAMM

RICHARD EAGAN

For more information, go to http://www.440gallery.com


One on another Tuesday:

The Drew Graduate Student Creative Writing Group
reading their works-in-progress
in the Drew Writing Center
Drew College
7:30 pm
on Tuesday March 20, 2007.

Featured readers include: Joel Campbell, Andrea Braunius, Terri White,
Christine Hamm, and Rachel Bower.

3 comments:

Valerie Loveland said...

Cute poem!

Christine said...

Thanks Valerie!

Joseph Gallo said...

Love this "hereditary." Says so much in so little.

BTW: I've created a link to your blogsite from mine as I like your work alot, Christine. :-)