But the odd thing about poetry is that if you have the right people together, you don't need a huge crowd to have a nice reading. There was just something about the sunset, the row of pelicans on the anchor line of the Queen Mary, and the ship itself combined with the poetry being read that made it a very special moment of poetry. It turned out to be one of the highlights of my day.
Amy read a selection of her poetry, followed by Albert Kung and Vic Gendrano. Vic transitioned the program into haiku. Then, I read a selection of haiku by Chiyo-Ni (from early 18th Century Japan) and five of my own haiku. Tre, a poet from G. Murray Thomas's Tuesday night reading at Marina Pacifica, followed me at the mic with a mainstream poem. Linda Galloway and Nardin Gottfried finished up the reading with more haiku. We had an additional 10-12 people in the audience, including SFPA member Kendall Evans. There were several poet friends of Amy's there but I didn't catch their names.
Victor P. Gendrano, Amy Uyematsu, Deborah P Kolodji,
Linda Galloway, Nardin Gottfried, Albert Kung