Blue Monday

Louise Glück and Franz Wright keep it solemn

Yo, can you say two Pulitzer Prizes in the house? The Alley Theatre can this week, when poets Louise Glück and Franz Wright take the stage to read from their new books. Don't expect much roof-raising, though -- neither is known for particularly uplifting verse. Still, they are the best at what they do: Hearing them read is akin to watching A-Rod launch a solo home run or Mariah Carey hit a high note. Glück, formerly the U.S. Poet Laureate, is best known for her collection The Wild Iris. She is a master of using a light, airy lyricism to convey dense, heavy emotions. Wright, whose father, James, also won a Pulitzer for poetry, often writes intense verse inspired by his struggles with alcoholism and depression, but is also known for a killer sense of humor. Check the rhyme at 7:30 p.m. 615 Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit www.inprint-inc.org. $5.
Mon., March 27, 7:30 p.m.

 
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