05 April 2007

recent readings

Tremendous poetry readings over the last six weeks in Tucson: Alice Notley, Harryette Mullen, Gloria Frym & Anna Fulford & Tory Foster, Dawn Pendergast & Charles Borkhuis, Nanao Sakaki (in perhaps his last trip to the USA — what a master, a legend — & he sang two pieces: one of his poems & one Japanese folk song), Bonnie Jean Michalski & Karla Kelsey, & two nights from now, Hoa Nguyen & Rodney Phillips. Poetry is my only social life right now, & it's plenty. Sponsors of these readings: primarily chax press & POG, with some key assistance from the University of Arizona Poetry Center.