February 15, 2015
Live from the Living Room, February 11
Hard to get a parking spot with the snow emergency in Albany, but that didn’t deter poets from finding our way to the Pride Center to hear featured poet Edie Abrams & to read our own poems in the open mic.
For the open mic I read an older piece “Winter Argument” then on to a this year’s “Birthday Poem 2015.” Sally Rhoades talked about the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival in Ada, Oklahoma & read a poem inspired by her trip there last year, “Silence,” then a new poem “A Full Moon.” Jessica Rae read a very short love poem “Fickle,” then “Farewell” whose title says it all. Our host, Don Levy, finished off the night with a poem a dinner in memory of his Dad, “The King David Diner” & a funny piece about a sex education film in high school “50 Shades of Vomit.”
Then we had to return to the snow-covered streets of Albany. But there is poetry — a featured reader followed by an open mic — each 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30PM at the Pride Center of the Capital Region, on Hudson Ave., in Albany, NY, enter the doorway under the stairs.