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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Poets and calendar conflicts

As usual, no one thinks to check what's going on where before they set up readings, so-
tonight: (I have to be at the museum, but would love to hear Ron and Buffy read)

Poets BUFFY MORGAN & RON SMITH
will read from their new books Moon Road and Without a Philosophy,
both published recently by LSU Press at the
PAGE BOND GALLERY
1625 W. MAIN
Richmond, VA(middle of the block west of Lombardy)
THURSDAY, JAN 17 at 7pm
No charge for admission

AND

at the VMFA Art After Hours program
ART OF POETRY: Steven Kovach, VCU MFA candidate at 6:30 and 7:30
MUSIC: Adrian Duke Projek- New Orleans Style Blues
WINE, BEER AND SPECIALTY COCKTAILS: GrĂ¼ner Veltliners are featured, plus specialty cocktails from our expert mixologists6:30 & 7 pm
TOPIC TOUR: Art a la carte 8 pm
ART MOMENT: Jeffrey Allison- Paul Mellon Collection Educator
FRIENDS OF ART SILENT AUCTION: View & bid on works of art by local & regional artists

1 comment:

Tom said...

Nice to know that there is yet another thing in common between the academic poets and the great unpublished poets (and all those in between): No one can figure out a calendar for a hill o' beans.

I still receive invitations to new poetry open mics that either (a) are anything but poetry, (b) never seem to happen when they advertise, or (c) draw an audience of less than five people, because promotions were nonexistant.

There is an event in town that has a publicity machine hard at work: SlamRichmond. It also has nationally known spoken word poetry acts, many of which are conducting workshops every Saturday. I look forward to what this event will become.

Of course, there's always Shockoe Poets, every second and fourth Sunday, despite the occasional Richmond dis of local poets for the inbred academics, many of whom, as this reply stated, struggle just as much as we do to put our pants on one leg at a time.

Glad to say I missed both events; Thursday is poker night for me.

T