Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Join Katy Comber at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts September 5th, 2019

Berks Bards welcomes Katy Comber to join us at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts to read selected poetry. Following his reading, we'll allow ANYONE to step up to the mic and read what moves them.

When: September 5th, 2019 at 6 pm

Where: GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Studio 238

201 Washington Street Reading PA 19601

Read Katy Comber's Bio below:

Katy Comber is the co-founder of Creative Light Factory Writers' Room (, host of AC Presents Monthly Story Slam & Poetry Jam at Steel City Coffeehouse, and creator of Affinity CoLab Presents ( online arts and lit magazine. Her work appears in Dreamers Creative Writing; Paragon Press, Lagom Journal; Meat for Tea Literary Review; Studio B's Wabi Sabi anthology; and Affinity CoLab Presents. Her first collection of poems 40 Portraits of a Family is available through Amazon.

Below is a sample poem from our featured poet:

Beckon the Wordsmiths 
By Katy Comber 

Beckon the wordsmiths
whose pens spear
creatures drawn out
toward false light

Beckon the musicians
whose notes drift steady
to carry us away
and embolden us to remain

Beckon the sculptors
the actors, the creators 
who translate 
the world with their hands

Beckon the mothers, the fathers,
the lovers who cradle
and nurture and know
the art of receiving and letting go

Beckon those who pray, wrestle,
dream; who build
and rest and deliver
the power to do right

Beckon heavy laden shepherds 
who know the world 
by its anchors and gears
called to serve, called to protect 

Beckon the curious and canny
who untangle mysteries divine
linguistic in the numerical 
tenaciously reverent in pursuit of fact

Beckon their beacons, reason; wonder
songs and theorems and paradoxical joy
gather all conceits of love, chaos, and woe 
to compose a world for the future we owe.

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