August 20th, 2008

reading, creative

Ultimate Poetry Reading

I promised that I would provide more details about my poetry reading once I was done writing about Otakon, so I'm finally ready to do so.

The reading took place last Thursday evening at Milkboy Acoustic Cafe. It was organized by Mad Poets Society, who had published a poem by me in a recent issue. They run a poetry reading series where two featured poets each read for about 20 minutes, followed by an open mic. This is pretty brilliant programming, if you ask me, because it guarantees an audience, as people are more likely to show up if they know there's a chance to read their own work.

It had been a long time since I'd given a poetry reading, although I'd read a poem or two at occasional events and even read a few poems a couple years ago at Philcon, urged on by science fiction and fantasy writer Stephanie Burke.

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