This program is made possible through a generous gift from Ruth and Russell Bolton
in conjunction with the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Very Exciting Reading...

Well of course I mean our every-semester, end-of-semester Bolton reading... made extra special this time because our student readers will be joined by author Jim Daniels. Jim is a poet, short story writer, and screenwriter. He's also a terrific reader and a really nice guy.

We'll have some free (!) copies of Jim's books on hand, so join us on Sunday, April 14, at 4:00 p.m. in the Honors Hall.

Here's a poem by Jim, as a little preview:

Winter Notion

I have this idea—imagine
a hawk sitting in the sun

in a bare December tree
and the woman jogging

past you on the city park trail
turning back to point at the hawk

so you won't miss it
and the hawk swooping low

over your head, raising hair
on your neck with the breath

of its long wings, and when she passes
you again, she asks did you see it?

and the sunlight catches her smile
and you stutter yeah—yeah—

it flew right over me. Red-tail.
Trail gently hugging the hillside,

the hawk embracing its silence.
No one to tell about it—the hawk,

the woman, the air swirling inside
like pagan grace, burning water,

red-tailed regret. Blow into your hands
for luck. See, that's my idea.

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