|Watch me pull a poem out of my hat!|
I'm doing a poetry reading today at noon at my local library. I haven't really given an "official" poetry reading for many years (unless you count classes of second graders). I'm a little nervous about it. The last real reading I gave got me pretty much banned from a bookstore. I made a judgement error, read a poem that wasn't quite right for the audience, and upset a couple of people. Lesson learned.
It also doesn't help that the organizer of the reading e-mailed me this morning and told me not to plan anything out. He wants us to do something "different," so I don't even really know what I'm walking into. At least I'm not the only poet there. There are a few others, including a good friend. Hopefully, I'll sell a few copies of my book, have a few laughs, and meet some interesting people.
|There's tons of money in poetry. Really.|
By the way, tomorrow I'm doing a book signing at the bookstore I've been banned at. Don't quite know how that happened, but I will be there with books and pen in hand. Maybe I should bake some chocolate chip cookies for the manager. Just a thought.
Well, that's about it for today. I'm a little preoccupied and anxious. I think I have to go to the bathroom. Wish me luck. With the poetry reading thing, not the bathroom thing.
Saint Marty is playing it safe today.
Well hello Saint Marty, your blog is the first blog I believe I have ever joined. I stumbled upon your website because I am hosting a poetry night and needed some images for my flyers. I started reading and really enjoyed your humor, and your mission statement. I also need to clean up life's messes, and lets just say I have a shit load of cleaning to do. It looks like you haven't updated this in a while, but you now have one more follower.ReplyDelete
peace and blessings,