Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mike Smith at the Gold House

Last night at the Gold House, Mike Smith read a brand-new work in progress, which pairs excerpts from his childhood journal with retrospective rewrites of these seemingly insignificant moments, like when he and his brother constructed a barricade of snow logs to prevent their dad from pulling into the driveway. He wrapped up with "Notes from a Slowly Dying Suburbanite," a hilarious Jack Handy–inspired piece that was published last year in The Baltimore Review

Mike was followed by John Mortara, who read deranged (in the best way) tweets from the year they were on Prozac and expertly crafted action movie–derived love poems (who says Alien isn't super romantic??). John is on tour promoting their new book, some planet (YesYes Books, 2015).

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