This is probably not the last post on Mairead Byrne, but I found this audio file that I hadn't known about before when I wrote about her last week. So, here you can have a taste of her reading--a teasing because of course you'll want to come to belladonna Tuesday to hear her in the flesh. But here is the text of The Pillar, and an audio file attached. Pillar is a gorgeous poem. A poem that Alan Sondheim described as a masterpiece, and well, take a listen yourself... This is a poem that actually puts me in mind of Dylan Thomas' The Outing. You can find The Pillar in Nelson and the Hurubird Bird.
Mairead Byrne & Stacy Szymaszek
belladonna Tuesday, October 11, 7PM
@ Dixon Place (258 Bowery, 2nd Floor—Between Houston & Prince)
Admission is $5 at the Door.