Sunday, March 14, 2010

I'm Back

Yes, I've haven't posted anything since the middle of November last year and yet I was still able to post on my other blog. Yes, I've been very bad and I don't really have an excuse, so I won't even pretend. What I will do is bring you up to speed with what I've been up to in terms of poetry.

I've been doing some poetry readings at poetry nights put on by partnership called August Rush. The event is called Expressions: Poetry in the Pub. Well I guess the name will be changing a little bit as it will no longer be at the Pub. It is held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. The two individuals who put on the event are Zahra Airall and Linisia George and I'm sure everyone has come across good people and these two are definitely good people. Perhaps it is because of this that I like this poetry night.

Don't get me wrong the other poetry nights have been nice but I think it is the blend of a nice venue (before it changed) and their good vibes that make this one comfortable. I don't get the feel that there is a great pressure to be there.

The Tuesday that passed I got a call from Zahra to be the guest poet for the Thursday coming up. This was a bit shocking and overwhelming as I wasn't expecting to do so until May. Being the wuss I am, I said yes, but all and all it came out well. I chose the poems I was going to do, I did up a little script and as Linisia requested, I sent them my bio.

The night came and as usual with any poetry night in ANU, it started late. What I found refreshing was that the two young ladies kept their cool, perhaps that is one of the benefits of being in a team when tackling putting on poetry nights. The other poets where great and when I got up there, although I was nervous, I wasn't like mad, crazy sweating bullets nervous, so I felt good about my delivery.

I chose to do Mom, The Singer, Daddy-O and Being (I have to put these up). I think Daddy is the only one that dealt with love, I'm trying to get away from those types of poems because they feel like reflections of my need to be in a relationship and right now I think I should be focusing on being a better person. That doesn't mean I'm not going to post love poems, I'm posting everything here. :D.

So the poetry night was great and I went back to day to day living and on Saturday, I open my inbox and there is an email from my brother with the subject Oh Snap... I open it and there is this link. I click on it and there is an article titled Delving into the smooth 'mings' of poetry with this pic of me To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. This article was in the Saturday issue of the Antigua Sun written by Zahra (thank you, Zahra!!) and it was nice reading someone else's perspective of my work. James Browns' "I feel good" is playing in my head.

On a whole, it was a pleasant experience, as the governator used to say "I'll be back," and as my favourite character from Winnie The Pooh, Eeyore, would say, "Thanks for noticing me."


Stanford Mings said...

Hey Sis,

I got folks up here asking me if you look fat. Of course I had to check them.

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