Sunday, September 16, 2007

defenestration, poetry in the park, and roses

funniest acceptance note award of the year goes to defenestration for this:

We here at Defenestration would like to say the following in limerick form:

Dear author who to us submitted:
Your stuff is astounding! ADMITTED!
We'll publish it, STAT
(You know all about that).
And yes, we should all be committed.
thirteen things to do while waiting for your lover, an abecedarian, will appear in their october issue.

yesterday afternoon, i went to the third (and last for this year) poetry in the park event. not too many people there this time, but i had promised to read something, and i did. i actually had two slots and read five poems: oxygen (o) - first kiss, Triptych from Water Canyon Coffee Co., Promethium (Pm) - The day I fell in love with a thief, iota, Virginia. had some lovely feedback from people i knew, and people i did not know. i enjoyed poetry by hillary keel and bernhard widder, and the jazzy music in between.

after the event, hillary and i decided to go for a drink. bernhard joined us for half an hour, but us girls stayed till well past 10, and on our way to the underground got us some ice cream, and walked around the city for a bit. we had a lovely chat - about poetry, people, and life in general and in particular.

and here are some pictures taken at volksgarten before the reading:

song of the day: loch lomond (live) by runrig.


Kevin Doran said...

Been there; done that. Defenestration publish good work, but they're bad editors.

SarahJane said...

Congrats, Michi, on the acceptance. Like the letter, and those sad dying roses.
see you soon ....!