When: Mon., Jan. 28, 7 p.m. 2008
A bit of metaphor with your masaladosa?A serving of iambic pentameter with your idlisambar?Poetry Express turns Monday evenings into literary salons at Priya Indian Cuisine (2072 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley), with featured headliners followed by open mics. Jan 28's headliner is Nancy Wakeman, author of Shooting Arrows at the Moon. (Sample lines: "I saw you in the crowded coffee shop, arm resting on the counter. .../Head thrust/forward, a habit from years of browsing sacred ground searching for/fresh chickweed unstained by dog piss. .../I was silent, wrapped in white wool from Mexico.") 7 p.m.