James Brasfield also read. He introduced his poems wel. Really set the mood. Very friendly. Made me want to take a look at Joseph Broksky.
Starting this season, after each DC reading, Lucipo members Todd and Laura are hosting The Blue Door after reading reception. As part of the reception a poet reads for 15 min and another art is also presented. I think there will be outside screenings of Super 8 films etc. This past Saturday I read from a long poem in progress ("Campanology") and local visual artist Ethan Smith displayed his paintings. A little Munsch. A little aliens. A little torture/ S&M.
We also celebrated Joe Donahue's 50th B-day. Sang. Ate cake. Drank Champagne. Every time I get together with the Lucipo folks, it's flushing. And boy do I need flushing. I also get full (but not clogged) at these events. I re-remember why poetry matters (in the doing, in the making) to me.
Also on Saturday, Backwards City mag had a book sale to raise money for publication costs etc. A good selection. Picked up Infinite Jest, Moby Dick, an Einstein book.
At the Desert City reading I picked uo Joseph Donahue's In This Paradise and Heather Fuller's Dovecote.
Now, I've got to decide how to teach Barbie/gender today in my English 101 class.
More coffee . . .