December 28th, 2005

Egrets Reading

Calendar Reading tomorrow

Tomorrow, I'm venturing back into the live poetry scene here in the San Gabriel Valley at a reading tomorrow night from 8:00 to 9:30 pm inside the back room of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 999 E Washington Blvd in Pasadena.

The reading is hosted by CaLokie, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Marvin Dorsey, and Mary Torregrossa and will feature the 2006 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar, in which I have one poem, "Before Blue."

I still get nervous about getting up and reading my poetry. This will only be my fifth time that I've shed my inhibitions against public speaking and done this.

It's easier to read haiku than longer poetry because my haiku are short enough that I can remember them enough to recite them. Unfortunately, this is not a haiku reading.

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