Had a fun time reading in Ballard last night with Susan Rich and Jourdan Keith. It's a lovely new building, with a garden of grasses on the roof. The reading room is oval shaped with a high ceiling and amazing acoustics. You can read without a mic and be heard quite clearly. I loved Susan's poem "The Men You Don't Get to Sleep With" and Jourdan's long poem/story about black seeds ("beautiful strange fruit with black seeds inside"). Thanks to everybody who came.
Susan and I had dinner at Thaiku beforehand. What a great name for a Thai restaurant for poets. ~grin~
Here is a pic of the little Buddha from my ALP poem.