Tuesday August 4, 2015, 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Moonstone Poetry @ PhillyCAM – 699 Ranstead
Who Do You Love? Charles Bukowski – Broadcast Live: Comcast 66/966 & Verizon 29/30- A live poetry talk show and cover open mic, broadcast live at 6:30 on the first Tuesday of each month. It is a discussion/presentation on the life and work of the month’s featured (LOVED) poet followed by audience members reading their favorite poem by the featured poet, and one of their own poems.
“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift though it doesn’t apply for playful little girls. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
Host: Warren Longmire
Guests: Charles O’Hay, author of Far From Luck and Smoking In Elevators, is the recipient of a 1995 PCA fellowship in poetry, his poems have appeared in over 100 literary publications including Gargoyle, South Carolina Review, Brooklyn Review, West Branch, Mudfish, and New York Quarterly.
Alina Pleskova is a voracious consumer of poetry and cereal. She lives in Philadelphia, but hopes to be one of those people who eventually “divides their time” between two cities. Ideally, she’d like to return to Moscow and reclaim her rightfully-owed Russian accent. She has a blog but stresses that its content are largely suited for mature audiences only.
Everyone is invited to be in the audience but to read you must register by email firstname.lastname@example.org with Charles Bukowski as the subject.