Man-about-town, Joe Krausman, read a timely piece, "Spring Cleaning" (he hasn't done it yet), then the punning "Sell Phone." Anthony Bernini began with a Spring poem by e.e. cummings (one I didn't recognize) & then his own computer-imaged poem "Let Us Shut You Down." I concluded the open mic with an older piece current again with the revelations about the NSA listening to our telephone conversations (& dedicated to the Russian poet Vladimer Mayakovsky), "Now Listen."
Mongrelpoet, 2013), followed by the title poem, & the hard-edged "Damascus Steel." Switching to a poem not in his book, he read the darkly metaphysical "The Endless Wake," then "Walking the Brooklyn Bridge" due out in the pending Up the River journal, & ended with the more optimistic "Wings." Glenn's poems are filled with images from the world around us, putting his philosophical & metaphysical ideas in things.
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