We have had a productive week proofing the book and putting finishing touches on it and our flyer for the reading.
We have hosted several visiting poets this week: Jeff Poniewaz, Marilyn Taylor, Susan Firer (current Poet Laureate of Milwaukee), and Michael Payne of themeccalounge.com.
They have all shared with us some of their poetry, as well as tips on the many ways of publishing and how to read poems aloud. We've talked about the differences between page and spoken-word poetry and how to read both. The consensus seems to be that the best poetry works well both on the page and "performed."
Michael Payne has reserved space for us on his Internet radio program next Sunday night, August 24, from 7:30-9:30. Please go to themeccalounge.com and click on the link for the audio/radio program to hear us!
Our time together is drawing to a close. Some of our interns have already had to return to school this week; however, we are still looking forward to our reading at Schwartz Bookshop on Downer in just a week: August 21, 6:30. We hope to see you there!