Gulf Coast Reading Series poet Samuel Amadon is well versed in television. (Get it: versed, poet? Never mind.) His piece Spy Poem combines his passions for both prime time and the written word. [Im] trying to somehow put together my love of terrible TV drama shows and poetry, he says and laughs, you know, like The Unit and Without a Trace. Spy Poem features a character named Cool Breeze, which comes from The Unit. David Mamet is going to have to forgive me, says Amadon.
Amadon says these programs are valid references. There is a language in there that I think is really interesting. There is a way in shows like that where theyll refer to someone on the run being in the wind and I think there is no reason why that cant be in poetry.
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Todays reading, the last for 2008, also includes Amadons fellow University of Houston Creative Writing classmates, poet Lauren Berry and fiction writer Dane Wisher. 7 p.m. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit www.brazosbookstore.com. Free.
Fri., Nov. 7, 7 p.m., 2008