Thursday, November 20, 2008

First Queens Reading Series: Susan Ludvigson


Tonight we had our first official installment of the Queens Reading Series with the poet Susan Ludvigson. She wowed them with poems about the Landsford canal lilies (pictured) and one of my favorites: "Man Arrested in Hacking Death Tells Police He Mistook Mother-in-Law for Raccoon."

At the after dinner, I got to meet her husband the novelist Scott Ely (his latest is The Dream of the Red Road) who had a great story about a guy throwing his back out picking up a bale of marijuana. Also, I had the "pleasure" of eating at a French restaurant...okay actually the food was great--I got a Cesar salad with grilled lettuce...no kidding, they grilled the lettuce...oh and sans condiments, of course.

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