<![CDATA[April has arrived in all her glory! One of the innumerable reasons I adore April is it's National Poetry Month! This year, like 2013, I will select a poem-a-day, and read it, for your listening pleasure. Hopefully you might meet some poets (and poems) that you are not yet familiar with? On April 1st, I kicked off National Poetry Month by reading Russell Dillon's "Eternal Patrol." This is the title poem from his first full collection by the same title: Russell’s poetry is dark, smart and infused with just the right amount of humor. Here is more about the collection: Eternal Patrol: Russell Dillon: 9780988228733: Amazon.com: Books And here is my reading of “Eternal Patrol: Robert Vaughan reads Russell Dillon’s “Eternal Patrol” – YouTube Yesterday, April 2nd, I also read the title poem from Laura Kasischke’s “Space, In Chains,” which is a phenomenal poetry collection and won the National Book Critics Circle Award: “Kasischke’s intelligence is most apparent in her syntactic control and pace, the way she gauges just when to make free verse speed up, or stop short, or slow down.”—The New York Times Book Review Here is my reading of “Space, in Chains:” Robert Vaughan reads “Space, In Chains,” from Laura Kasischke – YouTube What will I read today? More importantly, what will YOU read today? A subway poem? A billboard poem? Maybe it’s a conversation you have with a friend about poetry? I chatted on Facebook with Brian Alan Ellis the other day about Kenneth Patchen (among many other poets). Imagine how different our world would be if we spoke more about poetry than guns? If we read infinitely more poems than listen to stories that contain violence?
National Poetry Month: April 1-3, 2014
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I do enjoy these readings, gotta say! Mainly cause you take pleasure in it: the rhythm, words, feeling of the poet. Keep it real & feelin’!
Thanks so much, Jamez! I appreciate the comments and support! I do love POETRY, plain and simple.
Love it Roberto!
Thanks for the kind words, Susie!