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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
October 6 -28

Exhibition - Ugly Duckling Presse: 25th Anniversary Celebration

performances
October 18

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 20

Poetry Reading: Soham Patel and Lauren Russell 

readings & workshops
October 25

Poetry Reading: Urban Echo Poets + Open Mic

readings & workshops
October 28

Poetry Reading: Kathleen A. Dale, Louisa Loveridge Gallas, Judith Harway, and Bill Murtaugh

special events
November 17

We Exist to Prove the Living Artist: 38th Anniversary Gala

readings & workshops
November 30

Poetry Reading: Anna Vitale and Daniel Owen

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

Anselm Hollo

Anselm Hollo, poet and literary translator, is a Professor in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. His most recent books are Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence: Selected Poems 1965-2000 (Coffee House Press) which won the San Francisco Poetry Center's Best Book Award for 2001, and Guests of Space, also from Coffee House Press 2007. Hollo's translations from Finnish, Swedish, German and French include works by Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, Gunnar Harding, Bertolt Brecht, Blaise Cendrars and others.

Selected Poems

Historical


Anselm Hollo

 

and we've always thought of D'Artagnan
as the little guy who can change the gears
of history

if even just a tad
with a little help from his friends

well     how true can that be
this is not unimportant

guess we were a wee bit aroused
seeing those guys jump around
fighting with long knives

which is what the Cheyenne and Lakota
called Custer's Seventh Cavalry

yes Custer wore his hair mousquetaire fashion
as did Cody
                 Hickok
                                  O-mo-hund-ro