Look guys, I'm way too, um, intellectually misplaced (lawl) at the moment to have a blog post proper. So, given that, I'm just going to post some highlights from a great old-fashioned poetry reading of which I was a maudlin part.
National Poetry Month, people! Celebrate!
LISTEN TO TYLER GOBBLE. HE IS A SWEET GUY AND HE WRITES SWEET POEMS. BUT THEY HAVE THIS NICE COFFEE BITTER TO THEM IN THE END WHEN YOU LISTEN CLOSE, WHICH IS GREAT:
HERE IS LAYNE RANSOM WOWING THE WORLD WITH THIS REALLY COMPASSIONATE SARCASM ALL CHANNELED INTO THE MACHINERY OF OUR CULTURE AT LARGE; PLUS, JANET JACSON FUCK YES:
OH, HERE IS ELYSIA SMITH AND SHE'S ON FIRE WITH THESE CRAZY FUCKING LYRICAL THINGS I'M NOT EVEN SURE BUT HOLY SHIT THE WORDS ARE PRETTY YOU GUYS AND THERE'S SO MANY IDEAS:
AND THIS IS HER OTHER HALF LINDSEY WHO IS JITTERY IN HER POETICS BUT WAIT THIS IS A STORY BUT YOU SHOULD LISTEN SHE IS GREAT AND CAPTURES THESE WONDERFUL UGLY DIAMONDS OF EXPERIENCE AND I JUST FORGOT WHAT I WAS WRITING:
AND THEN HERE IS TYLER FIELDS HE'S GOT THIS GREAT ALIENATION THING GOING YOU WOULDN'T EVEN NOTICE UNTIL YOU HEARD HIS POEMS A FEW TIMES BUT DON'T WORRY HE IS A SUPER NICE GUY AND HIS POEMS ARE SUPER NICE TOO:
Okay, well that's it. I've exhausted my capitalization limit for the decade. But these people are just so Goddamn good. Listen with intent and purpose to each of them! You will feel better for having done so. Oh, and a bunch of other people read too. But giving everyone props would take up my entire life.