Heather Christle and Jennifer Tamayo at Stain of Poetry

On  Friday, November 18th, 2011 Brooklyn’s Stain of Poetry Reading Series hosted their season finale.  The readers included Heather Christle (pictured), Paul Siegell, Jennifer Tamayo, Karen Weiser and Jared White.

Heather Christle is the author of The Difficult Farm and The Trees Trees (Octopus Books, 2009/2011) and the chapbook, The Seaside! (Minutes Books). Her third book What Is Amazing is forthcoming in 2012. Here’s Christle’s set-list which consisted mostly of poems from The Trees The Trees:

“You Are My Guest”

“Je M’appelle Ivan” (video)

“My Enemy”

“Poem Ending With Some Advice” (video)

“Inside Terminal E”

“Plus One”

“Happy Birthday To Me”

“Life Vest”

“Trying to Return The Sun” (vide0)

Jennifer Tamayo read from her debut book, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes which was selected by Cathy Park Hong as the winner of the 2010 Gatewood Prize and published by Switchback Books. Tamayo read:

“(A moment, Your mother)

an excerpt from “(Put a dress, Address on it)”

“All hail clitoris”

” (   , ”

an excerpt beginning “Mother, bodies are places…”

“I Imagine the World Before Me….”


video by Hitomi Yoshio

-steven karl