June 3rd, 2009
The June FIRST TUESDAYS was our last before the three day poetry festival. Many of the regular poets came out, but several poets new to the stage read as well.
Variety was the name of the game as the readings spanned funny and somber topics. They managed to touch upon the inner workings of the mind of a poet at work, covered current events with an ironic piece on Madoff, and even mentioned local places, such as Queens Boulevard and the 7 train. There were some very different approaches to sensuality, and Richard Newman and Jeanann Verlee delighted attendees with material from their upcoming books.
Did you know that “dirty is the new clean?” Those who heard feature poet Jon Sands get it. He thrilled everyone with beautiful poems written about everything, and accessible to the whole audience.
Now we prepare for the three day festival and cordially invite you all to continue sharing this community atmosphere and these exciting events with us on June 18-20. Check out details about the festival here!