A Night of Poetry on Pond Lane
It’s spring, it’s National Poetry Month, it’s time for something different — something new, that is, at the Southampton Cultural Center on Pond Lane.
“It seemed to me that a poetry evening would be a good use of the space,” Bruce Levine, who has organized what he hopes will be a monthly series, said in an email last week.
“Our goal for the evening is to create more of a ’50s coffeehouse feel, sitting in the round and having a semi-reading/discussion event, rather than a formal reading and open mike.” It starts at 7 p.m. tomorrow. “We hope everyone will participate by reading their works and sharing ideas together in an informal setting, thereby making it a homogeneous atmosphere.”
Mr. Levine is a poet, naturally, but a man of many other talents, as well: a musician and composer, a fiction writer, and a painter. He lives in Middle Island.
That “our” above refers to his partner, Jane Briganti, a poet who joined him in putting together the reading, which they will host. A second one is set for May 17.
Below is a short seasonal poem by Ms. Briganti.
“A Tree Waits for Spring”
Cold winds blow
Leaves drift on the ground
Birds abandon nests
Leaves bloom again
Birds return to sing
A tree waits for spring