Hey guys. We had a reading yesterday; somehow, as these things always go, the material that readers shared touched upon similar themes. Jen Bartman and Eve Bates both talked about New York, lack of intimacy, and disconnection. I suppose this is not an uncommon theme, but it rang out beautifully because it was reinforced by mutuality. Martin Rock talked about his interest in form poetry, and Jen's book recommendations were all about form. Speaking of form, Steven Karl has this way of reading his poems that involves lots of space around each word; sonically, the effect is lovely. I hope you will go see him next week at Earshot with Joanna Fuhrman and 3 MFAs.
For now, please check the BRS blog; all the readers' recommendations are up now. Next month, I have a wonderful wonderful reading planned. Stay tuned and I will let you know who is coming.
Is it still misting outside? I don't like when it mists. Reminds me of being in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disney. I liked the ride, but hated the mist. Anyone who's been outside should let me know.