September 18, 2013
Hummingbird to Mars, Catherine Rooney’s, Trolley Square
I am very excited to announce my upcoming performance with POETRY WITH A POINT – an intimate poetry/performance salon held semi-annually at Hummingbird to Mars, in Trolley Square, Wilmington, Delaware.
With “Seduction” as the evening’s theme, I will be reading as celebrated Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, from her early work. Sometimes referred to as “the Muse of Keening” – and criticized by revolutionist Russia as “a nun and a whore” – Anna’s poetry often explored themes of passion, grief, and spiritual guilt. Her work is deeply moving, sensory… and slyly seductive.
“We’re all drunkards here. Harlots…. O my heart, how you yearn for your dying hour/
and that woman dancing there will eternally burn.” – A.A. from Rosary 1913
“Seduction”‘s lineup also includes local artists performing music, monologues, and poetry ranging from flirtatious to bawdy. Poets, drunkards, and harlots welcome, though space is limited.
Doors open 6:30, Curtain time 7:00 PM
Hummingbird to Mars is a speakeasy themed venue located atop Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square. Just stop in the back of Rooney’s on 16th Street and press the intercom to enter a time of elegance, relaxation, and seduction.