Karen Stanley, 23-year-old Bay Area poet, reads selections of her work. Stanley was born and raised in Michigan and started writing at the age of 7. She resides in Oakland and works part-time as a mail carrier, and is also involved with the Good Earth Commune. The poems read include Of Oedipus and poets and kings, How was it not, With my hands, Life in Three Acts, I hold the sky by reborn glasses of beer, I knew a man and a river, The sky bent out of shape, Talk in the glasses of a blue Earth, Light upon light, I feel my edges all grown sharp, A round of miscellaneous lifetimes, Fishes climb this body gray, Last week's shoes in the right closet, I just needed you to say I was your woman, and The only things that feel. Announcer is not introduced.
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