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Scott Struman, VC Students at EP Foster Library Th. Dec. 5

December 4, 2019


This Thursday, Dec. 5, at 730pm  the Thursday night series in the EP Foster Library Topping Room (651 E. Main, Ventura) hosted by Phil Taggart features Scott Struman. During the open mic that follows, some of my Ventura College students and I will be there.

Learn more about Scott, hear some of his poems, and learning about his writing process by checking out the video above; a sample poem and short video are below..

Scott Struman:    Who Needs the Tigris and Euphrates
life is a dream
in which I live
on the ideal kibbutz
where all the members
drink coffee non-stop
during spring days
of warm rain
and ingest sleeping pills
when night falls
on the socialist Heaven,
a dream kibbutz,
by two beautiful rivers
of coffee, one Regular
and the other Decaffeinated,
which would provide us
a lifetime supply of black gold.
Just stick your coffee cup
into the forever-flowing rivers
and the world
is a better place.
Scott Struman reads his poem, The Joy of Checks


I’ll be sharing a “found” poem — a poem based on three conversations, one of them overheard, and one that I used in this post.


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  1. December 4, 2019 1:10 pm

    Definition: having or showing intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
    Found in: Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamont, page 21

    Definition: characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.
    Found in: Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamont, page 22

  2. December 4, 2019 1:18 pm

    -Momentous: (of a decision, event, or change) of great importance or significance, especially in its bearing on the future. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
    -Engulfed:(of a natural force) sweep over (something) so as to surround or cover it completely. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

  3. December 4, 2019 1:19 pm

    Definition: Sad and Depressed
    Source: The Nature Fix page 9

    Definition: (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome.
    Source: The Nature Fix page 10

  4. edgaarrio permalink
    December 4, 2019 1:22 pm

    Definition: sad and depressed; dispirited.
    Source: The Nature Fix page 9

    Definition: (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome.
    Source: The Nature Fix page page 10

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