February 14, 2015
2nd Sunday @ 2: Poetry + Prose Open Mic, February 8
What to do on a cold & snowy Sunday afternoon? Nothing warmer than poetry among friends at the Arts Center in Troy, Nancy Klepsch & I are the hosts.
& it was great to start off with a new face & voice, James Mitchell who began with a poem about a friend’s struggle with addiction, “Void,” then read “Oh that Feeling” about looking at a beautiful woman. I followed with 2 new poems, “Birthday Poem 2015” & “McDonalds with Love.”
Tim Verhaegen read another of his humorous & touching essays, this one about puberty & being gay, “Jimmy’s Transformation.” Karen Fabiane read from her book Seeing You Again the poem “Orphan,” filled with images of the beach & shore birds, then the “somewhat new” poem about a couple separating “Real Gone.” Sally Rhoades read “On a Night with a Poet” in multiple parts, celebrating herself, memories of her father, based on reading the poems of Maurice Kenny.
Come join us the the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2:00PM, bring poems, prose to read, at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY — Free!