October 29th, 2011

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SFPA Halloween Poetry Reading

Once more the Science Fiction Poetry Association is hosting an online poetry reading at http://www.sfpoetry.com/halloween.html.

This year's offerings includes recordings by Elizabeth Bennefeld, F.J. Bergman, G.O.Clark, Lyn C.A. Gardner, irving, Deborah P Kolodji, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, David Glen Larson, Elissa Malcoln, Karen A. Romanko, Ann K. Schwader, David Lee Summers, Mary A. Turzillo, Kath Abela Wilson, and Stephen M. Wilson,

This year, I decided to read "Secrets," a poem that was first published in the UK in 1995 (The Third Alternative #6).

Here is the link to the recording: http://www.sfpoetry.com/hw/audio/11/secrets.mp3

Once more, I recorded my poem at the home of Rick and Kath Abela Wilson, where Rick accompanied me on a Native American desert flute and Kath played a variety of things, including a one-stringed Bangladesh ektara, Cambodian rattles, a Persian daf, and a toy xylophone. I attempted to strum the ukulele while I read, but was a bit challenged in multi-tasking...