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Sunday, March 12, 2006

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Another terrific event last night at PA's Lounge. The Union Square Poetry series seems to be just what we need in Boston. Not only to break up the winter, but to keep poetry out of the stuffy rooms and stagnant environments of local institutions. As expected, Bill Corbett gave a delicious reading, drawing from his poetry past and present, and featuring poems of Barbara Guest and Anne Porter. It's a curious thing when Bill reads work from other writers, no matter how different the poetry might be from his own, somehow it comes out as if from the same cloth. I sense that if he didn't tell us he was reading Guest or Porter, we wouldn't know. Bill's one of the few poets who ends a reading, and leaves me wanting more. Tyler Doherty down from Philly was a special treat. He read beautifully. His poems are tough and poignant, full of surprising turns. Doherty has a great ear, it was soothing just to sit back and hear his sounds, tones and rhythms make music.

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