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Lit: Richard Hague

By Jane Durrell · August 26th, 2009 · CityBeat Recommends

Poet Richard Hague says one of the poems he will read on Final Friday at Ink Tank is a “mock epic about sex (almost), drugs (well, cheap wine), Rock & Roll (definitely) and high school (O, Lordy), titled “Buddy Holly’s Glasses.” Besides Holly’s glasses, Hague’s poems consider “Resisting the SAT,” “Riot” and the handling of Hurricane Katrina victims, all from his book Public Hearings, just off the press.  He will dip into each of the book’s four sections (“On the Street,” “In School,” “In Country” and “States of the Arts”) for the reading.

Hague and collaborator Michael Henson were a Fringe Festival hit this year with Hague’s long poem “Where Drunk Men Go.” The award-winning poet teaches at Purcell Marian High School. Also on view at Ink Tank: artist Ron English’s paintings. Doors open Friday at 7 p.m.; admission is $2.

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