סק דרגא בחר שושבינא
Go up a level to choose a friend. (Tractate Yevamos, 63a)
The above is all the more relevant when one chooses a friend who's a poet. I'm lucky to have someone I can train my sights on as he scrambles nimbly up the brambled slopes towards an unimagined art.
In other words, catch him now before you have to pay admission. I present Andrew Sage, and an ideal opportunity to listen to him read (together with Jan Heller Levi and Sally-Ann Hard):
Saturday, Feb 25, 3pm, at the Ear Inn (326 Spring Street, west of Greenwich St).