The event was hosted by Ian Ferrier, who closed the Zoom reading with a deep sound performance.
Louis Dupré moved me to near tears with her text about her mother, taken from her memoir.
I also loved James’ tone–the quasi-Romantic poet pace of his voice. Keats reincarnated?
I read some new poems (still very drafty in form) as well as two poems from Mechanics of a Gaze.
It was delightful hearing everyone and being invited into their spaces.
I was initially skeptical about virtual readings, but they’re almost more intimate than in-person ones.
We get closer to face, to lips, to sound.
I look forward to more Zoom performances.