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Wednesday, October 08, 2008


Home-town favorite Susan Kelly-DeWitt read before a packed SRO house at the Sacramento Poetry Center. the reading was a long overdue "launch" reading for her book The Fortunate Islands.

She started the reading with Czeslaw Milosz's "In Music." She then read from her own body of work: "Inventing Anna," "Middle Mountains," "Credo," "Corporal Blood," "The Day Gandhi Died," "Whiskey Nights," "Migraine," "The Snail," "How Will My Soul Get Free?" "Country Ghost," "Amherst."

Then she fielded some questions and read some poems from some of her upcoming manuscripts: "Three Nights," "How the River Sleeps (inspired by Kathleen Lynch)," "Shadow Box Cross (for Maggie Jimenez)," "O Keefe's Jack-in-the-Pulpit #2," "Tabletop Zen Garden: Eight Stones," "Morro Bay Sketch," and "Gatherer's Alphabet."

Susan Kelly-Dewitt reads "Tabletop Zen Garden: Eight Stones"

Susan Kelly-Dewitt reads "Morro Bay Sketch"

Susan Kelly-Dewitt reads "Gatherer's Alphabet"

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