Tuesday, July 30, 2013

June 27th- Wax Wroth #6

Wax Wroth #6 featured a lineup of Durham poets, all reading to welcome kate pringle back to town.

The Carrack a great artist's gallery and all around fabulous space hosted this version of Wax Wroth, Brian Howe's occasional reading series. I was really happy to read for Wax Wroth #5 and was super excited about taking part in this one as it worked to welcome kate pringle back to the Triangle and say hello to her book fault tree.

As Brian so smoothly said it- kate cruelly broke our hearts when she moved to California a couple years ago but then crazy-glued them back together upon recently returning, somehow even doper and more famous than before. This headlining reading will be her first in the Triangle since reclaiming it as home.
The opening readers include a rogue’s gallery of old pringle pals and conspirators: Shirlette Ammons, Brian Howe, Fred Moten, Tanya Olson, Dianne Timblin, Chris Tonelli, and Chris Vitiello. Damn! you must be thinking. That’s a lot of poets. (It is!) But don’t despair. Before kate gives an ample 20-minute-ish reading, each opening poet will offer just 5 to 7 minutes of their hottest verses, back to back. That means you get to hear eight local poets in the same time usually allotted to two or three.
This was a great lineup and night. I also learned that night Fred Moten was stepping out of town so it was good to hear from him one more time again.

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