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    Default Chris George, Poetry Reading at Clayton Fine Books, Baltimore, May 18, 2008

    Reading went very well. Photographs below... but first a relevant poem!

    My Book Is Eaten by Termites

    They’ve devoured the words
    I sweated over; whoops, there goes
    another metaphor

    to the little white buggers in our storage,
    teeming in an old cardboard box of my books:

    a book Picassoed by termites, the title
    and cover illustration, Blake’s "Ancient of Days," gone
    like vacancies in speech,

    my authorship zapped into the ether,
    as if my words and name never existed.

    They’ve even chomped the spaces
    between the words--stolen my very breath;
    a red roach big as my thumb scuttles by;

    I quit the heaving hive,
    email property management,
    plan a counteroffensive.

    Christopher T. George


    Thanks to Mike North for taking a photograph of the framed copy of the termite-eaten book and the other photos. Below is how it should look, and then there's one of the surviving poet!







    "I survived the termite onslaught!" Chris with poet Rosemary Klein at Clayton Fine Books, Baltimore.



    Outside of Clayton Fine Books, Charles Street, Baltimore: the scene of Chris's reading on Sunday, May 18, 2008.




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    Ground floor of the bookstore from the upstairs Poets Landing where the reading took place.



    My wife Donna talking to organiser Reginald Harris.



    A copy of Chris's musical "Jack" at the reading.



    Copies of Loch Raven Review that Chris edits along with Jim Doss -- also a glimpse of Chris's War of 1812 book at top.
    Christopher T. George
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    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

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    Well done Chris and great photos
    It is Accomplished

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    Well done Chris and great photos

    Thanks, Mark!
    Christopher T. George
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    Well done Great to see those photos

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    Thank you, Lindy. Of course a number of my poems had to do with Liverpool and UK background. . .

    Chris
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    great photos Chris, glad the reading went well
    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance,baffle them with bull

    http://www.bmycharity.com/laurenrobinson please give generously to childrens cancer charity Clic sergent

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