Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Sunday, Feb. 8
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We are proud to present a reading and book signing with noted poet Doraine Poretz, in honor of the publication of her new book,"This Alchemy".

The poetry of Ms. Poretz has the power to lift us up in these uncertain times. Give yourself the gift of hearing this special voice.

The reading is followed by a wine tasting provided by City Sip Wine Bar.

"'This Alchemy' is a book of poems that turns the concerns of everyday life into sublime acts of love."- Jack Grapes, editor Onthebus, poetry journal.

"The poems in 'This Alchemy' are transformative - taking our common language and spinning it into gold." - Laurel Ann Bogen

Here's a sample of Ms. Poretz' work.

A Story

The infant cries,
sharp blades through the ice cold dark.
She is in the world now, wanting.

Soon she will be drunk on wanting
and later, caught in the maw of time,
bloodied, delirious with it,

she will not know
why or what
she wants, until

the wind taking pity on her,
bangs open the backyard door
and pulls her into night;

and she, solitary,
hears her own heart beating to a
million billion stars, their every voice entreating:

Want this.
Want only