Monday, June 11, 2018

Join Patrick Klimcho at the GoggleWorks July 5th 2018!

Berks Bards is excited to welcome Patrick Klimcho! Join us at the GoggleWorks to hear his poetry. Following the reading, we'll allow ANYONE to step up to the mic and read anything that moves them. Learn more about Pat before our event by reading more below:

Patrick Klimcho, Biography
The sad part about biographies, is that at the end the protagonist always dies. So let's call this a biography in progress. Actually, there's not much to tell. I was born in a small multi-ethnic steel town in Southeast Pennsylvania during the early Fifties and educated above my station in life by the nuns of a parochial school located in the tough, North Side of town. I goofed off through High School, where my life was saved by a particular English teacher. I got a job, worked my way through college, got married, raised a family and retired to live happily ever after. Then things got interesting. Most of this is pretty well documented by the poems in this collection; the story of an average, befuddled male trying to navigate a path through the ever changing riddle of gender roles and expectations

Read a sample poem from Patrick Klimcho below:

Two Wheeler

"You sure you're ready?"
His little face scrunches up. 
"No need to rush it,
We can put them back on."
With a shake of his head
He climbs aboard.  
I hold him upright
And we're off, his feet on the pedals.
Once, twice around the court
Neighbors out on their stoops
Witness the rite of passage. 
I start to huff a little
As he picks up the pace.
Releasing my hold
Running beside him.
One more lap peddling along
Engrossed in concentration.
He glances over at me
As I hold up both hands, grinning.
The neighbors applaud.
He laughs out loud
Grips the handlebars 
And rides away from me.
A fledgling
On his first flight

Pat Klimcho, January 2009 

When: July 5th, 2018 at 6pm 
Where: The GoggleWorks
201 Washington Street Reading PA 19601

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