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Poetry reading benefits AIDS foundation

Nevada City poet Molly Fisk brings back her “Poems & Prose on Sex & Clothes” to Grass Valley this Saturday.

This adults-only event features risque poems and humorous essays on topics such as car sex and the nature of beauty.

Nevada City folk singer-troubadour Utah Phillips so wanted to ensure the success of “Poems & Prose on Sex & Clothes,” a Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation benefit, that he called from a Washington state gig to plug the show.

“Molly’s poetry is neither over-polite nor over-sensitive,” Phillips advised. “It is direct, honest, moving, abundant in humor with a whipsaw edge. I wouldn’t trade it for a spotted hog.”

Pianist Ludi Hinrichs entertains before and after the 7 p.m. reading, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Cultural Center (410 S. Church St.). Admission is $10, which includes a decadent dessert buffet.

Fisk, author of “Listening to Winter,” “Terrain” and “Salt Water Poems,” will read from her own work and that of others.

The nonprofit Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation provides free support services to area residents living with HIV/AIDS and their families, along with educational services.

Call Fisk at 470-0188 or the Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation at 477-5551 for more details.

– Carol Feineman

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