Friday, December 7, 2012

A Seriously Magical Reading in Boerum Hill

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Kathleen Ossip, Artwork by Geddes Levenson
  • Kathleen Ossip, Artwork by Geddes Levenson

Kathleen Ossip is a delicate and soft-spoken woman—which only made her poetry that much more affecting. “I guess they could be seen as grim since they are about death,” she said, “but I feel like authenticity has a joy in it.” Ossip followed several elegy/acrostics to celebrities like Donna Summer and Amy Winehouse with a long-form poem "Lyric," which contains the following gem: “The salmon died in terror and agony/ I am eating him with vinegar sauce.”

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