Around 40 people attended the August Flyleaf Books Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic this evening. The featured readers were Terri Kirby Erickson, whom I interviewed for a Living Poetry podcast a couple of years ago, and a fellow transplanted Midwesterner Peg Bresnahan.
I hadn’t been to the Fly Leaf reading in a year or so and it had gotten even more popular in my absence. I didn’t take it personally and was one of 15 poets in the open mic. Since we only had 30 minutes, we were limited to one poem each. Everyone was very considerate, which isn’t always the case. I read my Brazil 2014 poem and after the show Mrs. Bresnahan came over to tell me that she enjoyed the poem and that she’s friends with Alexi Lalas‘ mother. It’s a small soccer world in the States.
Next open mic: Monday Night Poetry in Greensboro!