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WCW – Don Zirilli

March 22, 2014

Don Zirilli

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7 p.m.

Williams Center for the Arts
One Williams Plaza, Rutherford NJ

Plus the words of William Carlos Williams
and open readings from the floor

Contact: John Barrale – john.barrale@gmail.com

Don Zirilli was born an island. He graduated from Drew University with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. His poetry has been published in River Styx, Art Times, iota and other places. He is a naturalized Red Wheelbarrow Poet and the editor of Now Culture, whatever that is. Check him out at http://zirealism.com.

Bakelite Recorder

It belonged to my mother. She gave it to me
when it started playing its own tunes.
She learned music from it, but the music
wanted to be forgotten. She couldn’t have it
in the house with her, the way it knew so much,
the way everything in the air filtered through it.
I will give it to you for half price
if it likes your fingers.

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