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[OPIRG-EVENTS] REMINDER: Poetry Reading Tomorrow Night

April is National Poetry Month.  Come & celebrate with us!
Octopus Books presents:
A Poetry Reading
T. Anders Carson
Folding the Crane

When: Thursday, April 11, 7-9pm
Where: Octopus Books, 116 Third Ave.  FREE!!!
Info: 233-2589, www.octopusbooks.org
This is our cry; this is our prayer. Peace in the world.

Such reads the inscription on a monument in Hiroshima, Japan  a testament 
to the death of millions of people after the dropping of an atomic bomb in 
1945.  One of the survivors, a young girl named Sadako, made it her 
personal mission to relieve some of the suffering of people.  She began 
folding origami cranes  her goal to reach 1000  which in the Japanese 
tradition is believed to make wishes come true.  Sadako never reached her 
goal; she died before she could complete the task.

Folding the Crane is T. Anders Carson's own testament to Sadako; a 
collection of poems that embrace human suffering  the loss of childhood 
innocence, an orphan's cry, a mother's silence, a father's denial  to find 
a cure for the sickness of silence, grief, and worldly chaos.  Carson's 
poems seek to find the microcosms of hope and strength that lie hidden 
behind the darkness.

Critical thinking for over 30 years
Now on the world wide web
join us at http://www.octopusbooks.org

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