Hmm, seems like an apt description of tonight's Slam/Open Mic -- glad I went. The first controversy was that since NG Slam #60 was cancelled due to weather, is this #61 as planned or should it be re-numbered 60? I guess it will forever be "astericked," like baseball stats from the Strike.
Kevin Peterson was the host for the open mic & first on the list was L-Majesty -- oops, he wasn't ready so Marie Frankson was the first reader, with a tender piece about patient love.
Lo & behold I made it into the 2nd round, but another jazz poem was not enough to get me beyond that. I'll take 4th place anytime. The top 3 were Kevin Peterson, Algorhythm and Daniel Summerhill, with K.P. & Algorhythm duking it out in the final round, with Algorhythm taking it with his grim poem in the voice of his father.
So, check out the Nitty Gritty Slam on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month. Better yet, bring poems for the open mic &/or the Slam, bring your friends, your mother, your cousins to be judges & vote for you (5 judges needed each time, no experience preferred). But check AlbanyPoets.com to see where Valentines will be in the coming weeks. & check out my photos at my Flickr! site.