October 18, 2011
Live from the Living Room, October 12
There were only 3 readers for the open (& a few listeners). I read a poem combining rock music & a late night phone call, "Henry Rollins," then "What I Found at the Bus Stop When the Snowbanks Melted," & my rant written in response to the "Occupy DC/Stop the Machine" event I had attended, "One Day Longer." Alex was here for the first time & read a couple of untitled pieces, the first where his own loneliness makes his realize how his father's loneliness must have felt, & the second an unflattering description of his first boyfriend. Our host, Don Levy, began with a poem by James Wright, "Complaint," then a crazy lady giviing a "Sermon at the Bus Shelter," a childhood memoir, "South Colonie Side Story."
This reading with an open mic takes place each 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Ave., Albany, NY, 7:30PM.