May 26, 2012
Poets Speak Loud!!, May 21
Sylvia Barnard was up first with a revised version of the poem she had read at Don's open mic 2 weeks ago, "Israel 2012." In honor of the up-coming holiday (& I needed a loud poem) I read/declaimed "If Peace Broke Out Tomorrow." Emily's poem was a memory of the Puerto Rican cooking her mother made for her back in the Bronx.
After a Jug-Stompers interlude, we continued on with the open mic, with Tess Lecuyer reading her sonnet, "If I Could Love Life Like I Hate Verizon." Cheryl A. Rice read the title poem from her new chapbook My Minnesota Boyhood (Post Traumatic Press, Woodstock, NY). Tammy, who had been here last month, but didn't read, braved the mic with a plaintive rhyme, "Departure." Mojavi followed with another of his customary love & sex poems.
Most month's this open mic, with a featured poet, happens on the last Monday of the month at McGeary's Irish Pub on Clinton Sq. in Albany, NY, sponsored by AlbanyPoets.com -- check out their calendar for details.