Sunday, February 13, 2011

pre-V-day Poetry Chill & Thrill

Tonight's the night!  Gonna be some new poets in da house!  I'm rearranging the furniture to open up the space more, so the performing poet can take the podium! 

We've dubbed our group the Almost Dead Poets Society.  We began by reviewing some favorite poets, who happen to be dead.  Some challenges were given, and some fantastic poetry was birthed from these challenges.  The few us who began shy, are gaining momentum with our voices.  Next week we'll take the mic at Red Lotus Gallery (where some of my artwork can be purchased), and from there we will graduate to taking the stage at a W.O.L.P.S (Words Out Loud Poets) open mic event in Muskegon, Michigan.  I attended one of their events recently, and wow, I was blown away by the talent!  The audience support eased my bed nerves, so when I return and delve out one of my spoken word pieces I'm sure they will be gentle with me!

I'm gonna change the paintings in the gallery room and hang all the 3 Passions-painted poetry photographic artworks-that I have completed so far.

Phew!  I better get busy!