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Mayapple author Myra Sklarew to read at the Split This Rock Poetry festival – Washington DC – Saturday March 29

Myra Sklarew - Harmless

Myra Sklarew, author of Harmless will be one of the featured readers at the Split This Rock Poetry Festival in Washington DC.

The festival runs from Thursday March 27th to Sunday March 30th and Myra will read on Saturday March 29th. Myra’s section runs from 4:30 to 6:30 and she will be joined by Claudia Rankine, Eduardo C. Corral, and Gayle Danley. The readings are free and open to the public.

All readings take place at the National Geographic Society Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M Street, NW., Washington, D.C. 20036 Map

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 invites poets, writers, activists, and dreamers to Washington, DC for four days of poetry, community building, and creative transformation. Featuring readings, workshops, panel discussions, youth programming, parties, and activism, the festival offers opportunities to speak out for justice, build connection and community, and celebrate the many ways poetry can act as an agent for social change.

While all readings are free and open to the public at large,

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Harmless – Myra Sklarew

Harmless - Myra Sklarew

Paper, perfect bound, 92 pp
$15.95 plus s&h
2010, ISBN 978-0932412-898

Harmless, Myra Sklarew’s tenth collection of poetry, distills the experience of a life spent in the pursuit of truth. Trained as a biologist, Sklarew draws upon the discourses of science and the arts in equal measure. Also versed in history, Sklarew is haunted by the cruelties of the 20th century, even as she affirms the present moment and holds out the promise of renewal. This moving book has something important to say, and it says it in beautiful language marked by extraordinary musicality.

Sleeping in Lithuania
by Myra Sklarew

In Vilnius, Amatininku Pub
sends Morse code
into the dreams of sleepers
on the floors above.

And at Metropolis Hotel

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