An extra long weekend for me bookended by a birthday and the Boston Marathon. I visited North Carolina this weekend to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Living Poetry, the group that encouraged and supported my poetic growth. It was great to see familiar and new faces around the table for the open mic. I’m so glad to see the group thriving. I also spent time with friends and former colleagues, dancing tango (thanks for the birthday tandas), and hanging out at the Union Member House, a cool new downtown Durham. The trip was short and really sweet.
Here are the poems for last week (plus a day):
Day 8: “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver
Day 9: “Inevitable” by Mahogany Browne
Day 10: “Just Once” by Anne Sexton
Day 11: “Empty Space” by Amrita Pritam
Day 12: “How to Get Emotional Distance When Voodoo is Not an Option” by Pamela Taylor
Day 13: “It Was Summer Now and the Colored People Came Out Into the Sunshine” by Morgan Parker
Day 14: “Separation” by W.S. Merwin
Day 15: “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
April 16, 2019 at 23:06
It was great to hear you read again in person. Thanks for making the long journey south.
April 21, 2019 at 15:15
It was good to be around the Living Poetry crew