Books Reading Tonight
posted by August 6 at 10:10 AMon
Tonight we have a Poetry Slam. Here is Anis Mojgani at the 2006 Seattle Grand Slam:
“Rock out like you just got a book published.” There’s something in the voice of poetry slam poets—a kind of self-indulgent self-satisfaction—that just makes me want to run away screaming. The above three poems haven’t changed that opinion at all, especially the third one, which is painful.
There’s also a Young Writer’s Workshop Reading down at the Elliott Bay Book Company, in which young writers read the work they’ve produced in their summer workshops. If I had to pick, I would definitely choose this over the Poetry Slam, because I’ve worked in a bookstore during a youth reading and it was actually a lot of fun; the kids were nervous and everybody was very supportive.
Full readings calendar here.