JOSHUA LEVY IS A WRITER / POET / STORYTELLER / CBC Writer in residence / BASED IN MONTREAL, CANADA

 

 

Jazz and Poetry in Lisbon, Portugal

Lights dimmed by an unseen hand, the bass player plucked out a steady heartbeat as a I stepped to the microphone and began a poetry reading in a funky bookstore bar in Lisbon, Portugal, backed by the heartbeat, a humming piano, shuffling percussion, cheers, coughs, and a stray cackle from the audience packed like a can of sardines, and the occasional trumpet blast that sliced through my stanzas like they were freshly baked bread.

The evening was magical.

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Klezmer! Shalom Aleichem! A Joshua Levy original story

Shortlisted for the 2018 Chester B. Himes Memorial Fiction Award