30 July 2008
chapbooks, feature, got poetry live, poetry
Last night I featured at Reflections Café on Wickenden Street. and have already announced it on their own LJs, but the reading is shutting down for now, and if it does re-open it will be in some other location.
The Got Poetry Live reading has been one of my favorites in the area for two and a half years. I always liked going when I could, and I’ve had three features there — one completely improvised. It’s been humbling, having a reading where I felt like I could get up on stage and rock the house without a clear plan, and I’m honored that they let me get away with it so frequently.
There were some problems with last night’s set. The camera was distracting, I found it hard to connect with the audience and still focus on what I was reading; I was shaken by all the drama around trying to get chapbooks published and not succeeding earlier in the day. In any case, I hope I gave the reading a rockin’ send-off, and I wish it well if it decides to reopen in another bat-time, another bat-channel.
28 July 2008
book of the moon, chapbooks, earth meeting sky, feature, flood stage, got poetry live, performance, poetry
It gets better! No only do you get a chance to buy Earth Meeting Sky hot off the copiers tomorrow, but you’ll also have a chance to buy A Book of the Moon, a collection of the first two years of moon sonnets from the epic Book of Feasts cycle that I’ve been working on, on and off, for the last three years of first-drafting, and four years of editing!
Plus, you’ll also have a chance to purchase nearly the entire Andrew Watt oeuvre, in the form of the verse-play Argonautica, the original collection of sonnets Fame’s Younger Sister, and the Percival canto of the Arthurian epic.
I may even (as a rare treat), have a chapbook of the more or less complete manuscript of Death of Atlantis if your insomnia is really bad.
Come to FLOOD STAGE tonight, at Victoria Station Café in Putnam, CT, and I hope to see you in Providence, RI tomorrow for Got Poetry Live at Reflections Café on Wickenden Street!
28 July 2008
art, feature, flood stage, got poetry live, performances, poetry
Tonight, come out to Putnam, CT for FLOOD STAGE, an open reading from 7:30pm to 9:30 at The Victoria Station Café.
Tomorrow, come see me perform at Got Poetry Live, at Reflections Café on Wickenden Street in Providence, RI. Open mic starts at 7:00-ish with signups, and I’ll be performing before a live audience and a video camera for some local-access television show. It should be a lot of fun.
It also looks like I’ll be releasing a chapbook of some kind tomorrow, as well. I hope.