We rode out the big winds with minimal damage, so now I’m catching up on a post I neglected to update.
Anyway, last Saturday I attended the “Autumn Poetry Sampler,” a reading with four poets: Melinda Rizzo, Patricia Goodrich, Cleveland Wall & Geri Ann McLaughlin. It was held at a place called Greenshire Arts, a small arts and holistic studies facility just past Lake Nockamixon, near Quakertown, PA. Greenshire is a house converted to a series of gallery rooms. On this night the walls were decorated with photographs from Goodrich’s recent trip to Morocco. The poems she read that night were based on those photos.
I especially liked the format for the reading. Each poet read one poem, then moved on to the next reader. This continued until each has read six or seven poems (none longer than 2-3 minutes). It made for a nice variety, and occasionally the poems played off each other unintentionally (since the readers swore they hadn’t planned things out that way).
Some Moroccan-themed snacks were also available.
Here’s a video from the reading. Unfortunately I missed the title of the first poem, and maybe the first line.