IT'D BE A LITTLE COOLER NOT TO ROCK THIS: Poetry Reading: M.A. Vizsolyi and Ronnie Yates

HOUSTON POEM 33


it’d be a little cooler not to rock this
it’s one thing to be a good sport

it’s another thing say: hey baby
right here
i’ll fucking rock it

get on in

it’s show time

Ronnie Yates’ poems have appeared in Ploughshares, POOL, Colorado Review, and on BOMBlog and The Prague Revue (online). His manuscript, Inconsolable Garden, was a finalist for the 2012 Emily Dickinson First Book Award. Yates is the poet-in-residence at Alabama Song.

M. A. Vizsolyi is the author of “The Lamp with Wings: love sonnets,” (HarperPerennial) winner of the National Poetry Series. He is also the author of “Notes on Melancholia” (Monk Books) and “The Case of Jane: a verse play” (500places press). Recent work can be found in The New Orleans Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and Gulf Coast. He professes poetry at Purchase College and Goddard College.