08 April 2006

Glitches During Poetry Readings

It's National Poetry Month in Canada and the U.S. (and possibly other countries too, for all I know). In honour of this month, I'm linking to a post by Roddy Lumsden in which he describes some of the things he's encountered at his poetry readings. Here's a sampling: · "Reads (through gritted teeth) while DJ adds beats to his poem (Los Angeles 01) · Is asked by school pupil if he gathers with other poets to drink sherry (London 02) · Attracts crowd of zero (New Orleans 02) · Is heckled throughout reading by mad bloke on drugs (Edinburgh 94) · Has loudness competition with cappuccino machine (Borders, Glasgow 97)" For the complete list of events that would turn my hair grey, see this link. Via Vitamin Q.


Anonymous B-) said...

I remember competing with a cappuccino machine at Cafe Ultimate in Regina...


4/09/2006 08:15:00 a.m.  

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