"I was put into that class, made friends, felt nothing when Kennedy was killed. You had a crush on me. I was elected class president. Maybe someday you'd be my girlfriend." A masterful line by the masterful Ted Jonathan from the poem "Reunion" from the Great Weather anthology, The Understanding between Foxes and Light. This poem is really great, remnants of Bukowski hum in the distance. Jonathan sets us up perfectly but you will have to get the book to see how these classmates reunite. It is certainly a reunion of the highest standard with the lowest and heaviest of hearts. Speaking of Ted Jonathan, he will be one of the readers Wednesday, Sept. 4th, Pacific Standard, 82 4th Ave, Brooklyn. Show starts at 7pm. It is free. Here's who will be reading: Todd Anderson, John Clinton, Abby Coleman, Gabriel Don, Thomas Henry, Matthew Hupert, Guiseppe Infante, Ted Jonathan, Jean Lehrman, Rick Mullin. A night not to be missed. Details
And if you are really feeling saucy after the show Thomas Fucaloro will be reading in the city at R Bar 218 Bowery, New York, New York.