Mowing the Lawn to Poetry
I received my iPod filled with poems From the Fishouse. A few statements:
1) There needs to be a volume control on two-cycle engines.
2) Contemporary poetry is alive, well, and kicking ass.
Saturday, I made my way down to Seattle to see a few of the Cave Canem poets read at the Seattle Poetry Festival. The wonderful Lauri Conner, Gloria Burgess, Camille Dungy, and Adrian Matejka were in the house.
They gave a splendid reading and after, Lauri was kind enough to invite us over to here wonderful house. I did take pictures, but they didn't come out very well.
Also alas, I couldn't be two places at once, so I had to choose between Bruce Beasley and Suzanne Paola, my WWU colleagues, and the CC poets. Bruce, Suzanne, if you're reading this, I'm sorry!
Heading over to Whidbey Island on the 28th to read at the Burning Word poetry festival:
Paul Gillie Stage, Main Barn
Session 1: 10:00 am - 11:10 am
Karen Bonaudi, MC
A Pair of Pearls from Portland:
Cindy Williams Gutierrez
Oliver de la Paz
Yeah, I know. Pretty damn early.