If you believe what you read, poetry has been in crisis for a decade or two, or three or four, or nine. There’s too much of it, or it’s not any good, or it’s really weird. While it’s true that the volume of contemporary verse can be intimidating to initiates, there is a fairly straightforward solution: enjoy the plenitude. See what’s up for awards (the NBA and NBCC have made some fine selections recently). Better yet: go to a reading! I can even recommend one. Red Hen, this coast’s “biggest small press” and recently of Pasadena, is having a reading at Boston Court with some highly decorated poets: Robert Wrigley, Carl Phillips and Lucia Perillo
Full disclosure: I started interning at Red Hen about a week ago, so…. I’ll see you there! But seriously, they’re a talented bunch. Come on out for poetry.
Poetry Reading at Boston Court
Monday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave, Pasadena
Tickets $10, $5 students and seniors
626.683.6883 or bostoncourt.com