Corina Copp and Nick Piombino
Bowey Poetry Club, October 18
I love the feeling of hearing a strong block of poetry from a young poet whose work I hadn't read or heard before at all.
As my filtration system adapted over the course of Corina Copp's reading, my ear moved from light resistance to the unfamiliar rhythms and details to interest and excitement at the new information being transmitted.
Nick Piombino writes experimental wisdom literature: around here we call that poetry.
Clear, funny haikus.
The story of people as books.
I don't know of any other writer who mines the poetic power of concern for others with as much creativity as Nick does.
"Love keeps us loose, while certainty hardens us for the continual struggle."