March 10, 2013

Sarah Dowling & Bryan Coffelt

Sunday, March 10
7:30 pm

Division Leap
211 SW 9th Avenue
(between Burnside and Oak)

$5.00 suggested donation

Sarah Dowling is the author of Birds & Bees, and of Security Posture. Her writing has appeared in the anthology I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, and in many journals. Sarah teaches at the University of Washington Bothell.

Bryan Coffelt is designer and co-editor for Future Tense Books and publisher/editor of Mammoth Editions. He is the author of Person/People, poems and fictions forthcoming from sunnyoutside press.

bury it
bury it

and then you're not even
sure I, I think if if


If something, something is either
the burial is gonna have to be //

gonna be safe

or maybe even, maybe you
can but it doesn't seem
possible m-hm

I really, I really
don't know//

Sarah Dowling

Memory 13

Memory of catching on
somewhere and making a thing happen
with someone who you think
has the emotional capital to
bring you up to your full potential
what capital is in this situation
is skin and that
the redeeming note of the Dish Network
subscription you share
is a man in the corner
thinking "making the world my bitch"
clutching at his brain
digging at things that are
only professional or sex
and it's sometimes rockets
the tempo of a life-changing
immediacy fucking you hideously

Memory 20

Memory of a fire
eating its air
God is our Creator
and King in Heaven
can you spare
any change

Bryan Coffelt