Today I gave a poetry reading (Science, Sonnets, and Speculation) at the Main Branch of the Nashville Public Library along with Mary Alexandra Agner (The Scientific Method; The Doors of the Body) and Peg Duthie (Measured Extravagance). I read three long poems from The Glaze from Breaking. We had a wonderful turnout of about two dozen people, including people who are were strangers to all of us (always exciting at a poetry reading).
The library had a Shakespeare exhibit in the room, so Peg started with her poem “Practicing Jump Shots with William Shakespeare” (an early version of which is discussed here); other poems she read included “The Language of Waiting” and “Deep and Crisp and Even.”
I read “Every Day 600 Miles Further from Home,” “Tighten to Bruise” and “Eights Ways to Think About Happiness,” which doesn’t sound like much but they’re long multiple-part poems so they were enough to fill my 15 minutes.
Alan took video of Peg & me, and then his phone crapped out so I took video of Mary. In the fullness of time (by which I mean, once I’ve learned iMovie or whatever) I’ll post those on youtube.