Was fun and well-attended and well-cookied. Asoka read lots of Dylan Thomas; John read an anthology of Vehicule Press poets, Ricardo read some of Pablo Neruda's erotic poems from The Captain's Table, first in very sexy Spanish and then in English, Michelle read an Eastern European poet whose name escapes me, Gary read Brecht and Neruda and a bit of Newlove, Charles read Michael Dennis and I read from an anthology of women's poetry called "Claiming The Spirit Within."
Nat broke out into Harry Potter for one brief cockney moment. Asoka read one of his own poems tied into the other poems about Dylan Thomas. We always have at least one rebel ;)
One of the poems that really stood out for me was from the Vehicle Press anthology, Artie Gold's "sex at 31." It was absolutely brilliant.
Steve and Cathy showed up late and Cathy read some Ronnie R. Brown. Alas I didn't have any Ferlinghetti on my shelves, so Steve didn't read. As Ferlighetti wrote: "Sometimes during eternity some guys show up and one of them who shows up real late..." of course he was talking about Joseph, but heh, it kinda fits.
The next Poetic Desserts is Sunday, Feb 5. We've had requests for more truffles but I hate repeating myself.