Second Thursday OPEN Mic featuring Lucy Griffith
Second Thursday OPEN MIC
Featuring Lucy Griffith
Hosted by Cindy Huyser
Happiest on a tractor named Mabel (a muse of 55 horsepower) Lucy Griffith lives on a ranch beside the Guadalupe River near Comfort, Texas. As a poet and essayist, she has work in Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems and Weaving the Terrain: 100-word Poems of the Southwest. She is co-editor of Echoes of the Cordillera: Attitudes and Latitudes Along the Great Divide, an ekphrastic anthology. She was a contributor at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference in 2018. Her new publication is We Make a Tiny Herd: Poems to honor the Burro Lady of Far West Texas, March 2019 from Main Street Rag.
Lucy Griffith’s work grows out of a passionate love for our southern borderlands, and for their harsh and harshly beautiful landscape. These poems are a poignant lovesong to west Texas, and to the power of “a woman alone”—be it the nearly mythic figure of “The Burro Lady,” or Griffith herself, calling across the desert to “La Reina.” ~Patrick Phillips, author of Elegy for a Broken Machine
A Round Robin-style open mic follows the feature. Bring poems to share!