Respectfully following the one poem rule, Alan Catlin read his piece "Wasted" (he wasn't wasted, that was the title of the piece), the lives trashed by urban violence. Brian Dorn was back again with a "social justice poem," focusing on our similarities, repeating, like Jayne Cortez's poem, "We All." Bob Sharkey's poem "To the One to Whom No One Lights a Candle" was Nancy Lanza & gun violence & women with guns. Alan Casline read a poem "The Poet Universe is Expanding" where we all become dust. Tess Lecuyer talked of Winter camping & read a poem about it "After Winter Day at LIttle Notch," perhaps one of the only poets who can make me (almost) want to do it.
|William Seaton channels Kurt Schwitters|
We gather each third Thursday at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, 7:30PM for an open mic with a featured reader. Bring a poem & $3.00 donation (which helps to pay the featured poet, supports the SJC & supports poetry events in Albany).