AC Everson linked the theme to Cape Cod where she recently distributed her parents' ashes, did 2 poems, "Vain Creatures," & "Patriotic Musings." Sally Rhoades began with a poem published in the 2007 journal High Watermark Salo[o]n, "I Love to Dawdle," then a tribute to her waitress Mom. I followed with 2 new pieces, the street observation "Shredded Pants" then a "scary" poem "Not Trick or Treat." Jill Crammond read a couple of mother/daughter poems, one about picking up a hitchhiker in the North Country with her mother, the other (also North Country) "Leaving the Wedding with My Daughter, a Fish Tale in Many Parts." Joe Krausman began with the disaster poem "Panacea," then a poem for Bob Sharkey that plays on "shark."
Watch for this wonderfully relaxed series of readings to start up again in April.