|At Cafe Web, 4/20/2000|
Starting the open mic, Carolee Sherwood read a poem from this past Spring that she hadn't read out yet, "Fly," then her newest poem, written only yesterday, & as yet untitled. I followed, also with a poem from late Spring, "First Vegetables," then the older piece, "Those Big APR Poems."
Don Levy, a connoiseur of anthologies, read a couple poems from the old collection edited by Mark Strand, American Contemporary Poetry, the first by Randall Jarrell, then one by Kenneth Koch.
We were just about to go when Caitlin (also known as "Bacon"), who had been working the Center's cafe, read a short piece in progress from her laptop.
Second Wednesday of each month, the Pride Center of the Capital Region on Hudson Ave. in Albany, NY, starts about 7:30 & a modest donation helps pay the poet.