KALI'S DAY excerpt

"Candice hears the sounds of birds. The last traces of light stain the cave’s entrance far from where she sits in full lotus covered only in the ashes of the dead. She drifts in and out, sometimes jolted from a vast emptiness by the grumbling of her stomach. So far she can silence hunger by simply focusing and re-focusing on her breath. But the stomach is a dumb animal and its indifference to “mind over matter” is becoming more apparent in the increasing volume of its complaint. It clenches itself like a fist and it’s all she can do to keep her eye closed, though she hears something scratching along the ground somewhere to her left. She’s conquered fear, never feared the dark until right before she conquered it. In another lifetime, there was a longing that she barely remembers. So it’s not fear or need that distracts her now. It’s the knowledge that, other than herself, something animate, something alive is within reach. Most likely it’s one of those large succulent beetles, thickly armored against what she is now in most danger of becoming—a predator, since she hasn’t really conquered appetite, has only concealed it, and despite having risen above the desire for even the simplest bowl of rice, is about to succumb to defeat for the taste of something that until now has been far from tempting or even remotely relevant to the satisfaction of any desire, let alone hunger—especially hunger.

She doesn’t open her eye. But she imagines it crawling heavily over the various obstacles in its way: pebbles and clumps of damp earth, a random search for whatever nourishment, dirt, dead insects, bits of excrement, it might stumble upon."

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I’ll be doing two readings in Barcelona with Jennifer K. Dick and Michelle Noteboom and two other local Spanish and Anglophone writers. Let any people you know in the area to come and hear  new work in what looks like two cutting edge art spaces.
       Wednesday, October 30th, 20h30
7 Sins, Muntaner 7, Barcelona, Spain

Jennifer K Dick will be reading with Michelle Noteboom, Paris-based poet, Bonny Finberg, a NY-based author of prose and poetry, Nicky Thornton, an English fiction writer who lives in Barcelona and Sonia Barba, a Spanish poet-actress-director. Organized by Georgina and Ed. 
Friday November 1st  21h
TheCollage Series
Sant Salvador 96, Barcelona, Spain.

 Jennifer K Dick, Michelle Noteboom, Bonny Finberg and Carlos Cabrera, will read in English.  Event organized by Edward Smallfield, publisher and editor of Apogee Books.

Photo: collagebarcelona.com

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