Wednesday, November 14, 2007



I hope your Wednesday is going well.I must have a lot to say, as this is my third entry today!
Last night, I was at the always-fabulous "Outwrite Books", browsing the stacks of books, and lots of especially clever made-for-gift-giving goodies, too!Edg-y, funny,
"children's"(or those simply young-at-heart)banks, "What Republicans Say" facts-cards
and a wild assortment of jewelry are a few of the cooool, very NEW offerings!
Poetry with Franklin Abbott and Friends was scheduled for 8:00 P.M., and I arrived early to look around, get a great seat, grab a sandwich, etc...
Last night featured Dustin Brookshire, who read from poems dealing with religious intolerance;familial bigotry towards gays;rape;and lost love.All are central to Dustin's work.
Karen Head was mesmerizing in her delivery of poems both soaked with desire, and filled with loss.I have enjoyed hearing her so-called "Paris poems" in the past, and was delighted to hear lots of "newer" pieces.I bought a copy of her book, "Shadow Boxes" and am looking forward to her new chapbook, which is forthcoming
I shot this photo at "Outwrite" last night, from left to right, Franklin Abbott, Collin Kelley, Karen Head, Rupert Fike.

That's it for today. At least, for now!

2 comments:

Collin said...

Thanks for the great photo, Lisa!

Lisa Nanette Allender said...

Searching through some old entries and found this, Collin Kelley.
You're welcome, even though I do not see the picture here on my mobile-device (iPhone 4)