We were in the back room of McGeary's where Poets Speak Loud! every last Monday of the month. The room eventually filled with poets & poet-gawkers & gawker-poets, et cetera.
I was first up with a reading inspired by the now-gone poet Catherine Connolly who left us way too soon last week. I began with one of Catherine's poems from the just-published chapbook, Orion's Belt: Poems (Poet's Corner Press, 2012), then to a new poem of mine, just written, "Something That Matters,"inspired by a conversation at Catherine's wake. A poem for Albany poet Moses Kash III, then "Good Friday Art Walk," the fragment "April Rain," "Coyote 4," & "At the End."
A great start to the 2012 WordFest by looking back & by readings from (some of) those of us who were there at the beginning. Now on to the rest of the week.