Poetry Month Release Reading at Bowery Poetry Club, 5-17-15

To celebrate the release of Sensitive Skin #12, the Poetry Month special, we had a reading at the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC. About half of the published poets were able to make it. It was a lot of fun, but if you weren’t there, here’s the next best thing. (Thanks to Hal Hirshorn for filming it.)

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John S. Hall reads Owls.

Ron Kolm reads 8th Street Station (Yin-Yang).

Your host, Bernard Meisler, recounts an amusing subway anecdote that happened on his way to the show.

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Pete Simonelli reads What Friends Say.

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Bob Holman “reads” an extemporaneous version of Sing This One Back to Me (which is completely different than the version that appeared in the magazine.)

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Sparrow reads (very slowly) Poetry Toys. Way to make it last Sparrow!

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steve dalachinsky talks about blow jobs and Mayakovsky then finally reads the perfect child.
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Wanda Phipps reads Swallow the Evidence.

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Max Blagg reads Some of My Friends.
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Rob Hardin reads For an Infant in the Throes of a Fatal Condition.
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Rebecca Weiner Tompkins reads Landscape with a Bear in It Somewhere.
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Carl Watson reads Kiss of Kind.
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John Farris reads Call Up.
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Norman Douglas reads off on grand boulevard.
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Michael Carter reads Suspect Device.
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To wrap it up, Steve Dalachinsky reads It Is Not Here on Earth What I Am Seeking by the late great Jack Micheline.
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You can read all 30 poems and check out the beautiful artwork from our Poetry Month special here. Now be nice and go buy a copy – – yeah you, I’m talking to you – see that link below? – go ahead and click it and you will be delivered to a garden of earthly delights.

Sensitive Skin 12 available here in PDF format here for just $4.95, or get the full-color print version via Amazon and select bookstores.


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