Breaking News! Due to scheduling conflicts, Lucie Brock-Broido is no longer able to come up to Amherst for this afternoon’s reading. Instead we are SO INSANELY LUCKY to have Natalie Lyalin read in her place. Natalie’s work has been published in Octopus, Coconut, La Petite Zine, Skein, Invisible Ear, and her first book, Pink and Hot Pink Habitat, is forthcoming from Coconut Books. She is the co-founder and co-editor of the kickass online magazine GlitterPony.
Come to the Jones Library today at 3pm to hear Natalie read with Timothy Donnelly. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peak at one of Natalie’s poems, previously published in Octopus:
A Kind Of Grace
The condition is human and the beating is the heart. Why do the fathers not think before us. Do they realize that there are several impacts. We do not crash as they want us to. Fathers do not think of crashes as they lead. Why do they know everything but walk past us. What happened to the holding. Here is a language barrier called “The Continental Drift and Plate Difference” Fuck. Fuck that moving sensation. I could have vomited up a better bucket but I held it for eight years. The language barrier is temporary. Read about the alligators in their natural habitat.