Monthly Archives: August 2013

Bennington Writers – Fiction

Monday, September 30th – 6pm
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street, between Bleecker & West 4th
Subway Stop – West 4th Street

Katherine Hill will be tonight’s featured reader. Joining her will be David Kalish,
William Bryan Smith, and Maureen Duffy.

Katherine Hill is the author of a novel, The Violet Hour, published by Scribner this July. Her fiction and nonfiction have been published in AGNI, The Believer,
Bookforum, Colorado Review, The Common, n+1
, and the San Francisco Chronicle. A graduate of Yale University and the Bennington Writing Seminars, she serves as an assistant editor at Barrelhouse. She lives with her husband in Princeton, New Jersey.

V. Hansmann, host

$8 cover includes a drink

Kissing My Ass Goodbye

Adieu, fleshy cushion! O cleavèd orb,
This monster grief doth rend my breast apart.
No earthly sponge can all my tears absorb,
For you are more precious than my heart.
Methinks my posture to be out of whack
And my Sunday trousers seem scarce smart
With only my chin to indicate my front or back.
And, thoughtlessly, I should father a fart
‘Twould echo as a lover’s stricken sigh.
In dread, I conject that I might die
And my soul, thus maimèd, to heaven rise,
A freak afraid before immortal eyes;
Condemned to wander through celestial halls
A eunuch for want of ass, not balls.

Revised August 2013