This series is back after a summer break, with featured poet Susan Comninos. But first the open mic, with Edie Abrams taking the duties as host.
First up to read (but not first on the list; where's Bird?) was Carolee Sherwood, with 3 poems from her "Halloween Suite" (about the holiday, or a wider theme?) "Devil's Night," instructions for Halloween night in "Trick" & "The Morning After the Halloween Party at the Most Decorated House." Mike Burke re-told a ghost story he had heard in Ireland in his piece "The White Lady of Kinsale." Dennis Sullivan pursued his response to the Baltimore Catechism in a poem for his sister, "The Answer to the 4th Question of the Catechism," then a poem dedicated to the poet Catherine Connelly, "It Is Written."
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Paul Amidon read 3 poems, "River Scene" about a flood, then at "the arcade of sin" in "Step Right Up," & one about an "Open Mic" (that he said was not this one). Stephen Leslie's "Returning to my Mailing Address" took us on a trip to the airport & off, then "The Divorce" was an extended metaphor with 2 saplings growing together. Tom brought us a piece of hip-hop poetry about being told what to do, "School." Host Edie Abrams brief, drive-by poem was based on last night's news, "Religion in a Nutshell."
This series is (usually) on the 4th Sunday of most months, 3PM at the Old Songs Community Center in Voorheesville, NY. But stick around afterwards & join us at the "Poet's Corner" in Smitty's Tavern just down the street.