As this is a season of three poetry books -- Shane Neilson's Meniscus, Robyn Sarah's Pause for Breath, and Zach Wells's Track & Trace -- and I'd like to buy a few additional days respite from the pleasures and pains of trying to keep this spot fresh, let's begin this new season of Thirsty postings with two poems by Biblioasis authors. The first by Norm Sibum, reading from his Pangborn Defence: A Suite for the Good doctor O (Ormsby, that is). The next, Robyn herself, readingThe Star, from her soon to be released collection, Pause for Breath. Videos courtesty of the Montreal Gazette. And I promise that we'll see more of one another the other side of this weekend.