It was Mothers’ Day, for all the mothers out there. As always here you can read whatever you want, but the day seemed to set the theme, with my co-host, Nancy Klepsch, starting off with a list poem “Questions for My Mother.” Peggy LeGee followed suit with “To Mothers & All Women” mixing her estranged family with the historical, the political.
K.A. Laity’s little story of motherhood of sorts, “Fur Baby” can be found online. Cathy Abbott started with a poem written by her daughter when she was 16, the to the strangely titled “Micro-Womb Mother.” Bob Sharkey read a piece paying tribute to the recently deceased Dan Berrigan, “Avoiding the Draft.” Pat Berger had a short memoir about her own shadow side, & a guy she dated for a time.
2nd Sunday @ 2: Poetry + Prose is a free open mic held at the Arts Center of the Capital Region each month, except the months of July & August, your hosts are Nancy Klepsch & me, Dan Wilcox.