Sunday, September 16, 2012

David Mutschlecner & Endi Bogue Hartigan Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Switch is happy to feature poets David Mutschlecner from Los Alamos, NM, and Portland's Endi Bogue Hartigan on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. sharp at the wonderful Division Leap bookstore, 211 SW 9th Ave, Portland, OR.

Endi Bogue Hartigan is the author of One Sun Storm, which was selected for the 2008 Colorado Prize for Poetry, and a chapbook out of the flowering ribs in collaboration with artist Linda Hutchins, which will be out this fall. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Verse, Volt, Chicago Review, Pleiades, Peep/Show, LVNG, and other journals. With a collective of poets she co-curates the Spare Room reading series, and she is a member of the collaborative group 13 Hats. She lives in Portland with her husband poet Patrick Playter Hartigan and their son.

David Mutschlecner is the author of four books of poetry, including Sign and Enigma and Light, both published by Ahsahta press.  Recently, he has had work in New American Writing.  Mutschlecner’s work explores theopoetics, where poetry enters the realm of theology as a nondogmatic light, where theology casts its own color upon poetry.  Mutschlecner hopes that if both are poured out, one for the other, perhaps a new kenosis is accomplished.  The poet lives and works in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

By Endi Bogue Hartigan:

All night long
one thunderclap

Love and the demolished lot

the old St. Francis building bulldozed up
today, the last of its rubble

All night long the birth
of a child

All day long
the birth of a child

one thunderclap

& gifts to wrap
with white bows

From One Sun Storm, Center for Literary Publishing, Colorado State University, 2008.

By David Mutschlecner:

I feel thy finger and find thee
touching the flute hole in my head,
the worm hole in my heart,

God shaped,
that riffs itself, coiling
into the music of some other sphere.

Come at Christmas,
come at Easter,
pinwheeled to and from my need.

From “Enigma and Light in Every Relation, II”