The Things We Said: A Poetry Reading

(SCENE) Metrospace presents two local poets, Angela Vasquez-Giroux Wittrock and boog, reading poems that center around their responses to the war in Iraq.

Wednesday, September 28th, 8:00 p.m., suggested donation $3.

Angela Vasquez-Giroux Wittrock is an associate producer for MLive Lansing. Her e-chap, Letters to My Sister, can be found at

Composed as a series of letters to a family member serving in Iraq, Angela Vasquez-Giroux's first poetry chapbook is a vivid evocation of the fear, displacement, and uncertainty that war imposes on those who are left behind. Through images of fragmentation and fragility—misreadings of scripture, partial glimpses of a loved one in a news report—Letters to My Sister speaks of the challenges of survival, both for those in the field and at home.

boog, former student and current disciple of Diane Wakoski, will be reading his long poem entitled "Bombing."

The reading commemorates the first reading of "Bombing" which took place at Cafe Latte--(SCENE) Metrospace's current location. The cafe was a platform for poetry and performance in the early years of the last decade.

(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded contemporary art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in the colorful Division Street parking structure, next door to Georgio’s Pizza. Contact Tim Lane at (517) 319-6832 or visit for more information about the space. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment.


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