Friday, July 29, 2005

August 27th & 28th

The complete schedule for this year’s Chicago Poetry Fest is up, with some sample poems from the readers. (please ignore the worst photo of me I know to be in existence--worst haircut, open mouth, stupid scarf) I’m hoping we won’t get rained on again this year. I absolutely froze last year, even though it was August. It had sprinkled all day and was wet and cloudy, but by the time I read late in the day, it was pouring. It was a great location in Lincoln Square and potentially could have attracted a lot of non-poets wandering through had the weather been better. I was terrified the mike was going to electrocute me, and went home afterwards, my pages and chapbooks all soggy.

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