The theme of this open mic is 'Strange Bedfellows: Politics and Poetry.' In the next 45 minutes, David Landrey reads poems by David Budbill and Robert Creeley; Dennis Reed reads a poem of whose title is an unfortunate sight gag; Christina Wos Donnelly reads poems by Sarah Cleghorn and Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Peter Greico, in a new original poem, contemplates the efficacy of a poets' sex strike; Amanda Grace Fromm stands up for the rights of women; Jerome Joseph Gentes's imagination is sparked by the California wildfires; Buffalo State Philosophy and Humanities chair Dr. George Hole shares a few recollections of Buffalo's literary heyday, and reads a riveting poem about his experience as a cancer survivor; Lisa Forrest draws parallels between occupational therapy and the army; and finally, Josh Smith takes the podium.
Reading hosted by Lisa Forrest. Podcast recorded and hosted by Dennis Reed. Music courtesy of Podsafeaudio.com
Mic, Open, "Open Mic: Strange Bedfellows Politics and Poetry" (2007). Rooftop Poetry Club. 20.