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Friday, September 11, 2009

D.R. Wagner & Phil Weidman, poetry 9/20/09




Time Tested Book’s poetry series continues with this September reading by D.R. Wagner and Phil Weidman, both longtime contributors to Sacramento’s literary and artistic scenes.

A visual artist, poet and musician, D.R. Wagner has published over twenty books of poetry and letters. He writes musical compositions and is currently recording a CD of original vocal music with his band, R. Spoon. He has had over thirty one person exhibitions and has participated in well over one hundred group shows, may of them international exhibitions. He founded and directed for six years, the Open Ring Galleries, a not-for-profit corporation for the arts in Sacramento, CA. D.R. currently is a Lecturer in Design at University of California, Davis.

Phil Weidman is from Alturas, grew up in Chico, and lives in Pollock Pines. He’s worked as a soldier, a reporter, a gardener, a teacher, and a hospice worker. He is also a poet. He’s had eight books of his poetry published, his first in 1968 on D.R. Wagner’s Runicible Spoon press. A visual artist, he’s exhibited throughout California.

The event is on Sunday, September 20, 2009. 7 pm.

MEADOWLARK
by Phil Weidman

Two geezers in their early
60’s, scouting the High Rock
Desert of Nevada (meadow-
larks, free spirited hawks,
night songs of coyotes &
Piute ghosts their only
company), are feeling a
bit freaked by a profound
silence in a vast, open
country that appears to
be everything & nothing.

They agree to drive 60
miles to Cedarville for
a hot breakfast. After a
lively young waitress takes
their order, Ernie, the tall romantic
geezer says, God, it’s good
to see a woman again.

Pete, his short, less emotional
sidekick, answers, I thought
that was a meadowlark.

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