|Ken Denberg (left)|
On to a short open mic. I began with "Baseball in Palestine" in honor of the season & read the corrected version of "Adirondack Life," that I've inadvertently been reading a corrupted version of for months (I should pay better attention). Brian Dorn began with a discussion of the movie "A Place Beyond the Pines" then read his poem about Schenectady, "The City that Lit Up the World," & then another poem in rhyme, "Invincible." Steven Minchin, who is the Administrator Coordinator here at the Pride Center, read a couple of intriguing poems, "Duet Whispers Out," & "Still Still" based on a suicide note. Our world-traveling host, Don Levy, read a couple poems from his recent trip to Italy, "The Sistine Chapel" ("Silencio!"), & one about having to pee & finding poetry as his religion, "Assisi."
Each month on the 2nd Wednesday we like to gather here in the living room of the Pride Center on Hudson Ave. in Albany, NY for a poetry reading & open mic, starts about 7:30PM.