September 23, 2012
Third Thursday Poetry Night, September 20
First up was Schenectady's (& the World's) Alan Catlin, to read a poem in 2 parts, referencing Leonora Carringon, Dorothea Tanning, & Max Ernest, "Dopplegangers." Chad Lowther was back out at the open mics with a couple experimental pieces recently written in a workshop, "Love Song 28" (not sure who it is for), & "A Karaoke Bop," a procedural poem based on a song lyric played through a voice-to-text program, a favorite technique of the workshop leader Tomas Noel. Bob Sharkey also brought a couple poems, first reading about an encounter with "Bear," then a re-worked piece about St. Patrick's Day in NYC, "Curtains," cops & a chocolate shop. Matthew Klane also does experimental pieces, read 7 small "word investigations," strung together as if 1 poem. I tried out a new piece, still being worked on, about September 11, 1973, "Tuesdays."
We gather here, no matter how many other events are going on in town, at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY on the third Thursday of each month, $3.00 (or more) donation supports poetry & the Social Justice Center.