Last Sunday I read some poems at the Pine Lake Poetry Festival, organized by poet Lynn Alexander. Pine Lake is a neighborhood in metro Atlanta with a small lake (more of a pond, really). Funky, artistic houses circle the lake, and along a side street vendors set up their arts and crafts and funnel cakes. The poetry reading took place at the gazebo. Lots of love and friendship was generated.
Thanks to the Tampa Review for including my poem “Perimeter Shopping Trip” in their latest issue, number 45/46. It’s a gorgeous, hardbound book filled with lovely poems and artwork, and I’m very happy to have my poem alongside such gems.
Although the poem stands on its own, I’m posting the painting I wrote to, Au bonheur des dames by Remedios Varo. She in turn was writing to the novel by the same title by Emile Zola. A labyrinth of inspirations.