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First Tuesdays - December 2017

First Tuesdays featured author and poet Gene Grabiner, professor emeritus at Erie Community College, who blew in all the way from Buffalo, NY to read from his chapbook There Must Be More Than Trigonometry.

As always, host Richard Jeffrey Newman crowdsourced a cento from the open mic readers.

Here it is, the cento for December 2017

Unrepentant and unforgiving a partridge flew through shards of broken glass (1)

It was the gilded age (2)

Where they can convince you there are no border lines (3)

The one thing you can do is close your eyes (4)

A kick in the head is what you need (5)

I'm going to watch all five seasons of The Wire on Netflix. Poof! (6)

The city smokestacks never smelled so good (7)

(1) Peter Marra - The Adoration of the Magi

(2) Denis Gray - Black Blood

(3) Marty Levine - Borderlands

(4) Lydia Chang - In the Waiting Room

(5) Norman Stock - Flag Day

(6) Dan Fleshler - If Shante Diva got Rejection Letters

(7) Lucas Sabbagh - Walking the Streets with Carl Killjoy

The next edition of First Tuedays:

Where: Espresso 77 - 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

When: January 3, 2018 from 7pm - 8:30pm

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