Wrapping up Season Two of The Clean Part
Last night was the final event of the season for The Clean Part Reading Series. We had a great crowd at The Sheldon, who were treated to three incredible readings.
Laura Sims was haunting, mesmerizing & at times Hawley-esque. You should already love her book Practice, Restraint, but you might have yet to fall in love with her new poems. You will. It’s not you, it’s them.
Michael Dumanis read from his hot-off-the-presses My Soviet Union. A Michael Dumanis reading is a drive down the mountain with breaks that don’t work. But you don’t even bother stepping on them to test it.
Hadara Bar-Nadav read from her also-hot-off-the-presses book A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight, a book of lyric beauty, personal authority & the sticky, creepy spaces between the idea & the body.
Here are some pictures from the reading:
Laura hypnotizing the crowd.
Michael hitting his rhythm.
Zach introducing Michael
Hadara being all “yeah this next one is going to knock you out”
Me saying goodnight (I’m not sure how I took this photo of myself)