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Judith Pacht Poetry Readings

Judith Pacht

November & December booksigning & two upcoming feature poetry readings

I’ll be reading from new poems, from User’s Guide and from two upcoming works. If any of the times below fit your schedules it will be wonderful to see you!

Village Book Store

Saturday, November 7, 2009

3 PM to 4 PM, booksigning

1049 Swarthmore Ave.

Pacific Palisades

310. 454.4063

Ocean Park Library

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2 PM, feature readings

Judith Pacht and Steve McDonald

2601 Main Street (at Ocean Park Blvd. – enter one block north)

Santa Monica, CA

310. 392.3804

Light the Sky Poetry Series

@ the Metro Café

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

7 to 9:30 PM, feature readings

Richard Garcia, Katharine Williams, Judith Pacht

Eagle Rock Mall, Upper Level

2700 Colorado Blvd. (where the I-134 meets the I-2)

Los Angeles, CA 90041

323. 256.8763

Words wait

as a mother bird

pushes her fledgling

to take wing

even though

his first steps tremble.

He falls.

At noon in sultry

shade or in midnight’s

bright moonshadow

he eats, she feeds

leafhopper, springtail

beak to beak

and one day

he stands steady,
stands

seeing

with his focused

jet-bead eyes, inside,

stands

remembering steady

and how he got there,

he stands

for all that’s beating

under his feathers.

On a good day

he flies off the page.

Judith Pacht, 2009

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