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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

exhibitions
December 15 - Jan 28

Text, Textile, Exile: Works by Maria Damon

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Tyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of five books of poetry, c.c. (Krupskaya Books, 2002),On Spec (Omnidawn Publishing, 2008),The Hero Project of the Century (The Backwaters Press, 2009), Adventures of Pi (Dos Madres Press, 2011) and Howell(Atelos Books, 2011). He is also the author of several chapbooks, including a prose eulogy, Pink Tie (Hooke Press, 2011). Tyrone Williams website.

Selected Poems

Needs


Tyrone Williams

 

                                 after Ronaldo Wilson's "Want"



Mermaid the Human a water treatment implant
Mermaid the Human an ambiguous amphibian

crack credit

score some tail at home work force
coming along as surf the Third Wave

He-man putts in the eagle flies on Friday
Mermaid the Human hard drive through

He-spoke                                  heard-him

"cut-off ears" a dumb
server conjured up as mangroves

"disappeared" as is is to "is" as beach
front __ to -each according to [H]is..."