Poetry comes to Café Con Leche

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Sylvia Collins

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:16 AM.

On Friday, April 25 , Apalachicola experienced a taste of Old-World charm when Frederic Kahler hosted a poetry reading by Sylvia Collins, who is visiting Cass Allen from across the Atlantic

Kahler opened the discussion with musings on the nature of poetry and then yielded the floor to Collins who read some of her own works.

 “Every month I go to readings where, if you get your name drawn, you get to read. There’s always a guest poet too. I buy their books, and take them home and try to reason them out but, often, I can’t,” she said. “A lot of poetry I read I can’t understand so I’m almost on a mission to write poems people can understand.”

In a poem commenting on her visit to Florida she wrote:

“But where is the sun?

It forgot to shine.

Oh. Now I remember,



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