Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: Dorianne Laux and Patricia Smith

Two women write poems / About life and the Super Dome / Theirs don't tend to rhyme / but still come out fine / Their reading is well worth your time

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by two American poets, Dorianne Laux and Patricia Smith, who will appear at the Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Laux - whose most recent volume is Facts About the Moon - looks at motherhood, sisterhood and, especially, sex. "Her work is fresh and full of life," according to Rich Levy, Inprint's executive director.

Smith is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and was featured on television's Def Comedy Jam as well as the documentary film SlamNation. "Her latest collection, Blood Dazzler, focuses on Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans before, during and after the storm," Levy continues. It was also nominated for the National Book Award. Both poets will be interviewed on stage by Houston poet Martha Serpas after the readings. 7:30 p.m. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, please call 713-521-2026 or visit $5.
Mon., April 12, 2010

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