Matthew Klane introduced me with one of his signature poem-intros, then I read a series of my more "experimental poems." Some were what some poets describe as "text jams:" such as "Une Fleur de Millay," "Secrecy Guards Oldest Pine …" (a blending of 2 newspaper articles), & a "jam" of 2 of William Carlos Williams' famous poems. Other experiments included versions of my poem "Kandinsky's Red Spot" & its translation into Russian by Inna Erlich run through the Google translator & then re-written; "October Land" (a pastiche of Eliot's "The Waste Land"); & "Saturday Hawk" a jazz poem." It was great fun.
Albany Brew Crafters. Beer & poetry, sounds like heaven in the Albany Center Galleries.
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Here is Matthew Klane's poem-intro for me:
found on the ground
@ the bus stop
when our thinking
in the park
@ the counter
on the phone
of the body
we can all understand]