Zoom Poetry Reading

May 7, 2020

I attended a poetry reading on Zoom tonight because I wanted to be able to say I attended a poetry reading on Zoom.

Because life is just weird these days.

Dr. Andy was quick to note that many of us are feeling some Zoom fatigue. True that. Yet, I must say this was a pretty great application (which makes me wonder… did I ever write about the trivia game I played over Zoom a few weeks ago?). It was relaxing and surprisingly enjoyable. I’d do it again.

We heard two poets read.. this guy: David Alpaugh who has a collection out, “Spooky Action at a Distance,” which is a phrase in quantum physics used by Albert Einstein himself, and some of his poems made physics references (got my attention!).

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I really liked this poet though, Connie Post, who read from a collection called, “Prime Meridian.” Accessible, powerful, intimate, brutal stuff.  I am more inspired to massage my own experiences into poetry after listening to her.

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At one point, she had to mute herself so she could yell into the next room to tell her husband to turn down the TV. She said that was her Italian talking.  What’s not to like?