Saturday, May 05, 2007

the written & spoken word

yay! kaleidowhirl accepted one of my periodic table prose poems, Promethium (Pm) - The day I fell in love with a thief for their june issue. i'm happy! :)

even though i was totally knackered, i dragged myself to the open mic last night. i had already missed two, and thought it was about time the people got to hear my voice again. not. ;) i read my abecedarian still life with blue voice, and the sonnenizio on a line from neruda - Waking. people were still coming in when i read the abecedarian, and it was a little noisy, but i think i had everyone's attention when i read the sonnenizio. i think i did a much better job on that one.

karin kaminker was featured poet, and i enjoyed her work a lot. a montreal-based performance poet stood out, excellent, and fun. i talked to a few people during the break and afterwards, staying a lot longer than intended.

round 2 of 10:10 started with a poem called ain't misbehavin'. we'll see what happens next.

it's raining in vienna today, and i think i deserve a lazy day.

song of the day: please baby don't by sergio mendes feat john legend.


SarahJane said...

Congrats on you kaleidowhirl acceptance. i like their choices.

good luck doing 10:10 again. glad you didn't leave susan alone. smile.

Liz said...

Michi, congrats on kaleidowhirl - love that zine.

And well done on taking part in the Open Mic - I've never attended one and needless to say have never participated - I'm breaking out in a sweat just thinking about it : )...must be interesting though - maybe one day ....


michi said...

thanks sarah, and liz - i *am* quite thrilled to be part of kaleidowhirl!

and liz - i used to be like that. last year at the lit fest (remember?) i thought i'd die or at least run away before i had to go on stage. i was SOOOO nervous. glad i had someone to talk to, kept me from losing it completely. *L* and the feedback was really nice, and so i have done it again a few times since. i think you should try it some day. come to vienna, we can go together. ;) arlene made her debut here, too!

m x

Pris said...

Yes, congrats!!!! Would love to see you and Arlene reading. What a treat!