On Saturday I had the pleasure of being one of several readers representing Sibling Rivalry Press at the Decatur Branch of the Library outside of Atlanta, Ga.
Local poet Collin Kelley was the first to read a poem from his book that SRP will release, I believe, next year. He served as MC. The picture I have included is of publisher Bryan Borland and his publishee and long time friend(both came in from Arkansas) Loria Taylor. They did a terrific “duet” of poetry together.
Also on the docket was Stephen Mills (Orlando), myself, Teresa Davis (local spoken word artist), and Megan Volpert (who organized the event).
We had a nice group of around 20 people – I think – I didn’t get a definitive head count, but what I loved was the variety of voices. Although I think Megan pegged it will when she said that all the readers had at least one connection (outside of the same publisher) that they all have something that haunts them. Even if you write about happy things at the very least it is the need to share your words that haunts you.
This Sunday I’ll be reading in Asheville at Malaprop’s bookstore as part of their monthly Poetrio series. Starts at 3pm. There is also a whole festival of words this weekend in Asheville called Wordfest if you are in the area. I also have two readings booked in June but nothing for July. Anyone need a poet?