Charles Simic

Tuesday - June, 06 @ 7:00pm

POETRY & JAZZ: Charles Simic Reading and a performance by Brad Terry & Peter Herman

From the Pulitzer Prizewinning former poet laureate, a collection of elegiac, irreverent, lyrical new poemsan American master at the height of his talent, shining light out into the dark. The latest volume of poetry from Charles Simic hums with the liveliness of the writers penScribbled in the Dark brings the poets signature sardonic sense of humor, piercing social insight, and haunting lyricism to diverse and richly imagined landscapes.

Peopled by policemen, presidents, kids in Halloween masks, a fortune-teller, a fly on the wall of the poets kitchen; on crowded New York streets, on park benches, and under darkened skies: the pages within toy with the end of the world and its infinity. Charles Simic continues to be an imitable voice in modern American poetry, one of its finest chroniclers of the human condition.

BLUE will be selling advanced copies at this event, provided by Longfellow Books. Get them FIRST at BLUE!

Upcoming Events

Oliver Rhodes | Out of the Blue Livestream Series

Thursday, May 6th

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Darlin’ Corey | Out of the Blue Livestream Series

Friday, May 7th

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

JAZZ SESH —> ONLINE

Tuesday, May 11th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

JAZZ SESH —> ONLINE

Tuesday, May 18th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Layne’s Wine Gig

Friday, May 21st

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

JAZZ SESH —> ONLINE

Tuesday, May 25th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

207-774-4111

650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Hours
Mon: 5PM-11PM
Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
Fri & Sat: 5PM-1AM
Sun: 4PM-10PM

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.