Although the field was diminished by illness and by other poetry events in town, last night’s Voxbox Half-Century Slam was great fun. Joy Hendry won it, deservedly. I thought her choice of poems was excellent, and she performed them very well. And it was great to see her in such good spirits, and happy that the latest issue of Chapman is finally out.
I placed second, and the poem in my second round was the highest-scoring individual poem of the whole evening, so I’m very happy. For the record, my set list was: Thirteen Ways: Scenic and Cynical; Confession, and Neither bang nor whimper.