KC Trommer’s Reading Was A Hit

September 4, 2012 § Leave a comment

I am happy to say that our first First Tuesday was a big success. Sadly, my phone batter died and so I have neither photos nor video of the evening, but everyone who read was wonderful. During the open mic, Naomi read, as she has been for the last year, her mother’s poetry; Fernando got and read for the first time in five years; and Norman Stock made us all laugh with the poems he read from his two books, Buying Breakfast for my Kamikaze Pilot and Pickled Dreams Naked. And somehow these three readers encompassed how poetry builds community: by embodying voices that endure, by giving voice to the simplest and most complex yearnings we experience, and by making us laugh. And KC Trommer’s poems were a delight, playful, erotic, fraught–as she herself put it a couple of times. There was not just life in them, but a life was in them, and it was a pleasure and a privilege to be allowed into that life just for the evening.

The audience was responsive and appreciative throughout. I am looking forward to October’s reading. I hope you will join us.

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