It’s nice to be the center of the universe, okay, the poetic universe, even if it’s just for an hour, which it was, when Henry Weinfield came to the Library to read to the Mercantile’s Walnut Street Poetry Society today where extra chairs – no kidding – had to be dragged in to accommodate the members and almost-members of the WSPS who, in their fashion, treated the distinguished poet and translator like the star that he is even though it is hard to imagine anybody less distant than Mr. Weinfield, whose rhymes and metrics fly in the face of the flabby rules of modern poetry so that it actually plucks real strings in the old brain. It was one of those pleasant hours that justify the existence of this place.
It’s not too late to catch Henry Weinfield. He’ll be at Honors Villa, at XU tonight (March 14) at 7:30 at an event that is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, if that tips the balance for you.