Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Good Poets in Hampton on Thursday, 6/4

Hampton Public Library has a great program called Writers On Writing On Thursdays and this week Toni Wynn and Indigo Moor will share the venue.

Toni's a VA rider by way of Jersey and Indigo is coming all the way from the west coast to take part.

If not for Toni's promise of a little get together after, come out to hear some fantastic poetry. Here are the particulars:

WHO: Toni Wynn and Indigo Moor
WHAT: Writers On Writing on Thursdays, Poetry Reading
WHEN: Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Hampton Public Library -- Main Branch, 4207 Victoria Blvd.
Hampton, VA, 23669 Phone: 757/727-1154

And just to whet your appetite, here's a poem from Toni that would please most mommas, mathematicians and phrenologists alike:

from Cornrow Calculations

If I see your hands flying though my child’s hair
and I’m holding your baby and the telephone
is silent and the television is not on,
can we talk about what you’re doing? It starts
out regular, then whoops, turns science fiction—
the range of your skills is fantastic. The geography
of the head—you the cartographer
negotiating roads through these thickets.
We get to art (go ahead and smile),
which is where you were coming from anyway.
Then uh oh,
you’re at math, using an ancient matrix
and twenty-first century knowledge to make bank.
I pay you well because you know how it’s done
in formulas/soulscape/exchange,
living for living.

A power move putting braids in hair. A path to beauty.
Using the tools, the braider with sweet breath
and some laughter crowns a new queen.
Power glimmers, glides into vision
for seeing more, seeing deeper. We know
the promise of infinity
and you are the Plus One.

--Toni Wynn