This has been a fun month of poetry readings for me.
On Friday, August 15th I read with Cirque at Tandem Dinner and Wine Bar in Bothell. I met new friends and was delighted to spend time with poets Sandy Kleven, Joan Swift and Christianne Balk again. It was an intimate venue with lots of great energy in the room. Michael Kleven, once again, took wonderful photographs.
On August 28th I had a unique invitation from my son Sean Taylor (check out his music) to read poetry between his music sets at Bunsenbrewer in Sandy, Oregon. I have to tell you, reading to that crowd rocked. We had some great beer, great music and my son was gracious enough to play some background music for a few of my poems. It was not the usual poetry crowd, but they were a fantastic and appreciative audience. It was a very poignant night for me personally because my best friend from 1st and 2nd grade surprised me by coming to the show. I had not seen her in 52 years! Between hugs and some quick catching up, we both left feeling a piece of ourselves had been found again. I am sure I will have some poems to write from this incredible reunion.
Here we are before the gig, getting reading to collaborate on a few pieces.
Me and my best friend in first and second grade, Marla. Truly a lovely surprise, filled with lots of emotion.
This Saturday, September 6th, at 7:00 PM, I will be reading at the Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse with poets Joseph Fourbears and Nan Wooldridge. This is Kitsap county’s longest running poetry reading series (20+ years) and should be a great evening. I have met some fantastic poets through this venue. Readings happen once a month, so check it out if you are in the area.