We all have our favorite age, today was our host Nancy Klepsch’s 29th birthday, so she said. A gathering of mostly regulars for this monthly open mic, now on Zoom.
I was first on the sign-up sheet, did 2 related poems for St. Paddy’s Day, “Brigid,” & “The Sheila-na-gig.”
Julie Lomoe referenced a book edited by Lisa Russ Spaar, More Truly and More Strange: 100 Contemporary Self-Portrait Poems, which inspired her to write “Self-Portrait thru The Eyes of my Cat Lunestra,” which was actually a persona poem in the cat’s voice, so technically not a self-portrait, unless it was of Lunestra.
Tara Kistler read a Haiku in Spanish, & then a a love poem sonnet.
Bob Sharkey read a memoir piece about buying a copy of Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind, in 1970, then, from 2002 at the NYC St Patrick’s Day parade in front of the Met with Earl, “Parade 241.”
John Teevan from his new book, The Spy’s White Dress, the short story “Crumbling the Constitution & Bending the Rules,” a thriller.
Mary Anne Murray read a couple of seasonal pieces, “Late Winter Snow” & “Vanishing Landscape.”
Nancy Klepsch's piece titled “Home is the Place that Flies” described her home, the space, her place in it, & the importance of the old buildings in the city.
Sydney Allen said that her untitled piece was “between a draft & ramblings,” about conversations on the phone with her mother.
& that was it for this month. But find us again on the 2nd Sunday @ 2 Facebook page for the link to join us on Zoom. Always free & open.