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Support for Jamie Givens

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Jamie_FundraiserAs my dear friend and fellow poet, Jamie Givens, continues her journey with breast cancer, several supportive efforts have been initiated by the many people whose lives her spirit has touched. Some of you may be aware, but Jamie owns a licensed massage therapy practice and, while she continues to work, maintaining such a business will only become more challenging through the months ahead with surgery and continuing treatment. With that in mind, anything you can do to help out is greatly appreciated.

I’ve included an email below from another of Jamie’s friends, Anke Nowicki, outlining several options for providing assistance during this time. Also, a benefit concert has been organized by Kent Blazy. The show is from 6 to 8 PM on December 6th at Douglas Corner. Please see the flyer at the right. Do you have an idea not listed here? Please let us know.

Thank you in advance for…

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November 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

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june 8, 2013; 10:12pm

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simple times
are over
the hardship
is beginning
there is
truth in
the soul
but mining
is hazardous
and changes
the landscape
and I
must decide
if I
can lose
the beauty

Written by burrben

June 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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next saturday!!!!

Poetry in the Brew

Poetry in the Brew

celebrates a local poet,

ben burr

born buckeye
tennessee tenant
green bobcat
panama red
mas tacos
por favor
two books
nashville poems
and another
and another
coming soon

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here’s a(nother) poem…

you lie bare
against blue sheets
opening your eyes
the slightest bit
to find me
then closing again
lost in this
in muted beauty
for a moment
soft left hand
searching for mine
intertwining of fingers
then lightly pulling
my nervous palm
to your breast
your heart beats
through my body
and I believe
that this amnesia
could last forever

Ben just released a book!

We are counting on him to read from it!

Jamie Zoe Givens will guest host the November Poetry in the Brew.

Jamie on the mobus, 2008.

November 10, 2012

Open Mic

Sign-up at 5:30.

Reading starts at 6:30.

Poetry in the Brew

at

Portland Brew East

1921 Eastland…

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Written by burrben

November 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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when freedom
has disappeared
and virgins
are extinct
the animals
will come
and feast

Written by burrben

September 26, 2012 at 3:09 am

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your light is on (version 2)

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your light
is on
you must
be up
sweet dreams
avoid you
none of
my business
we have
never met
waved couple
of times
you glance
quickly up
each time
as you
pass by
I caught
you once
meeting eyes
and then
you stopped
but now
sleepily awake
I wonder
if you
are thinking
of me

Written by burrben

August 25, 2012 at 6:16 am

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