April 3, 2014
Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Friday March 28 — Featured Reading
The MC of tonight’s reading was Dan Vera, Chair of the Board of Directors of Split This Rock, & tonight’s tribute was to poet Juan Gelman with a recording of Gelman reading, in Spanish, “On Poetry.”
Split This Rock website. Karen teaches at UMass Amherst & I expect to have her read in Albany sometime this year.
But what followed, from the 3 Featured Poets, was a study in contrast as well as lessons on ways to present good poems while still maintaining a level of performance that supports the poem without overwhelming it in theatrics. I hope the members of the Youth Slam Team were paying attention.
A brilliant work of programming by the Split This Rock committee. More photos can be found at my Flickr! site.