Last week we bid farewell to the Get Born poetry reading series. This is April, which in addition to being spring's most fecund month, is also National Poetry Month, and so it's little wonder that a new reading series has cropped up from the heaving earth. Chance Operations, the bloom of Tony Renner and Chris Parr's mind-gardens (and here ends all plant-based imagery), debuts at 7:30 p.m. at Duff's Restaurant (392 North Euclid Avenue; chanceoperationsstl.blogspot.com) with readings from Elly Herget and Erin Wiles (both of Bad Shoe literary magazine), Matthew Freeman (author of the new collection Darkness Never Far), Lauren Keefer (hey! she's a Get Born vet!) and Parr himself. It is safe to assume that Renner may also have something new to recite; the man's nothing if not industrious. Admission is an arts-lover friendly $3, and bring some money to take advantage of Duff's well-tended bar.
Mon., April 12, 2010