Saturday, July 14, 2007
Sky Cafe in Ocean City featured an open mic night last night. Comedians, poets and musicians performed and it was a splendid evening of local talent. I read five of my poems, "Poppet", "Drowning", "Morality Play", "Descending the Stairs" and "In Defense of Poetry". It went really well; the audience was really receptive and applauded wildly. All in all, there were two poets, two comedians and three musicians and we started at 7:30 p.m. and wrapped up before 9 p.m. I enjoyed reading my stuff to a live audience. Comedy is hit or miss, but poetry strikes deeper. I'm looking forward to writing and reading more poems.