Poet and author Eileen Myles
will be doing a reading at Northtown Books
this evening at 6 p.m.
The source of their oratory is their Grove Press anthology “Pathetic Literature,” which examines works of pathos by unknown authors as well as bigger bangers like Franz Kafka and Gwendolyn Brooks. Would you like to hear a line I wrote to showcase the difference between pathos and bathos? Well, tough shit, here it is anyway: “Pity me people, and weep at my woes, for the gods have made it such that my life has failed to fall apart dramatically, and I am instead finding myself clipping coupons and shopping at Safeway.” Anyway, I believe the event is free, but you might want to pick up a book or two.