Monday, 22 August 2016

Recent and Upcoming Readings


Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:00pm
Another London Anthology Launch
The Root Cellar


August 13 2016 Mantis Arts & Eco Festival, Boler Mountain, London, Ont.
June 24 2016 Couplets Reading Series, Chapters, London, Ont. (w/ Koral Scott)
June 4 2016  Nuit Blanche (London Poetry Slam), London, Ont.
June 1 2016  London Open Mic Poetry Night, Mykonos, London, Ont. (open mic portion)
March 2 2016 London Open Mic Poetry Night, Mykonos, London, Ont. (Feature Reading)
February 2016 St. James Westminster Anglican Church, London, Ont.
February 2016 London Open Mic Poetry Night, Mykonos, London, Ont. (open mic portion)
January 2016 Sundown Tea, London, Ont. (w/ Dorothy Nielsen, Carrie Lee Connel & others)

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Monday, 20 June 2016

Couplets Reading w/ Koral Scott on June 24th

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Chapters, 1037 Wellington Rd. South
London, Ontario
Free Admission
Koral Scott & Andreas Gripp 
Couplets Reading Series

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Japanese Robot

Dr. Zimmer’s acquisition
caused his colleagues
to stop and wonder:

a single man, never wed,
never telling tales of
love and sex,
and now, living with this
curvy, comely being
made of wires in lieu of veins,
simulated layer of skin,
synthetic stream of hair.

Sue-Lin, her name, she has a name
he’d say, always emphasizing
she, never it,

and when we came to visit,
she was seated at the table,
greeting us with a blink,
a nod and a gracious smile;

and yes, he still did all the cleaning,
and yes, he spoke so very gently,
complimenting her,

even singing happy birthday
when we all sat down for cake
(which we never saw her eat);

and yes, hers was a separate bed,
in a separate room, and he always knocked
first, he told us, never touched her
without consent,

wrote some verse for her
in English,
awaiting her translation,
marvel she’d uncover
all his metaphors for love:

She was never really programmed
for either poetry or passion.

Andreas Gripp