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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic Featuring Jamie Houghton

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
of Printed Matter Vancouver

7 pm – Thursday, December 14
Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7

Jamie Houghton is a poet, musician and teaching artist. Her poetry chapbook, Burn Site in Bloom, was released by Musehick Publications in 2017. Her secret talents include making the best Key Lime Pie in town and looking weirdly good in fur hats. You can read her personal essays on her blog at: jamierosehoughton.com.

THE MOWER TO THE GLOWWORMS
(After Andrew Marvell)
by Jamie Houghton

Think of it as just a haircut through your heart which is your whole
body glowing because that’s what a pulse does and your heart is electric

Think of your heart as mud struck by lightning in the womb some where
you cannot dive for or become small enough to see

Think of it as a slight shock combing up your spine or your skin
changing like the surface of water

Think of it as division think
of me as a witness think
of clinging to the rain or pouring
down the grate think
of it as the last
whisper before being extinguished

Think of it as sinking just
to rest in the dark wet think
of it as a buffet and you
are sunlight’s last snack think
of the shining blades as music think
of your tailbone as a mouse

and you will be fed to the peonies
and the dogs and the dawn think
of me as next

Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street
Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/
LGBTQIA+ FRIENDLY,
ALL AGES, AND UNCENSORED SINCE 2004
printedmattervancouver.com

Listen to a feature on Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic on OPB Radio’s State of Wonder: http://www.opb.org/radio/programs/state-of-wonder/article/ghost-town-poetry-vancouver-washington-open-mic/

Organizer

Christopher Luna

Venue

Angst Gallery
1015 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
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