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April 21, 2017

Poet: Katha Pollitt

Music: Mike Casey Trio



7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)


Mystic Museum of Art
9 Water Street
Downtown Mystic

Admission $10, Students 21 & Under Free

Call: 860-912-2444
E-mail: info@theartscafemystic.org

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About Katha Pollitt
When I think of my youth I feel sorry not for myself
but for my body.  It was so direct
and simple, so rational in its desires,
wanting to be touched the way an otter
loves water, the way a giraffe
wants to amble the edge of the forest, nuzzling
the tender leaves at the tops of the trees.  It seems 
unfair, somehow, that my body had to suffer
because I, by which I mean my mind, was saddled
with certain unfortunate high-minded romantic notions
that made me tyrannize and patronize it
like a cruel medieval baron, or an ambitious
English professor ashamed of his wife…


From “Mind-Body Problem”


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About Mike Casey Trio
Mike Casey and his trio recently released its debut album The Sound of Surprise: Live at The Side Door, which has garnered outstanding reviews and extensive on-air playtime.  As saxophonist and songwriter young Mr. Casey’s reputation is rapidly growing.