Friday, March 06, 2009

About Last Night

Had a good crowd at last night's reading. Lots of people who don't normally (or ever) attend poetry readings. I like those crowds. They tend to actually consider your poems, or at the very least express that consideration instead of mumbling "Why is she reading? I should be the one up there."

Or at least that's what I mumble to myself at poetry readings.

For instance, several people wanted to speak to me about my "unusual" words.

Human: There was one strange word in particular I wanted to ask you about, what was it?

Poet: Um, telewrath?

Human: No.

Poet: Gloomporn, pyroassed bootyshawl?

Human: Oh god, no, even I could figure that out . . . oh wait, I remember, Woe-Dodo, what the heck is a woe-dodo?

I had a similar conversation regarding the word "Miscreant."

It was cool.

Host: Contessa Riggs

Dan Vera and Michael Gushue

Charlie Jensen

Suffering Husband

Rauan Klassnik

who as you can see I keep my distance from because he writes some twisted shit and I'm somebody's mother.


At 4:27 PM, Blogger Collin Kelley said...

Looks like a fun reading. Loved seeing Charlie, Dan and Michael in the photos. ;-)

At 9:24 AM, Blogger mgushuedc said...

Geez, Dan and I look like comedy/tragedy masks, though it's more like comedy/fuck off, heavy weight division.

GREAT reading. We talked about it afterwards for the next three days.

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Reb said...

I thought you guys looked cute!


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