I had a great time at the San Gregorio Store on Friday, August 4 as part of the Insurgent Art Benefit for KPFA. Reciting poems in a bar between sets of loud music is a tough gig for a poet, but I recited poems about five premium studs, about building furniture out of the tree from which my great-great grandfather was lynched, about a homeless man withdrawing a sandwich from a Wells Fargo bank, and about buck naked skinnydipping in a creek on a hot day. Good audience, they appreciated it.
It's always an open mic at La Honda Lit Night. I'm the co-host and will read something each night. Mostly, though, it's anybody who wants to read anything. We have cowboy poets, performance poets, great storytellers and the occasional song. It's casual, down-home, friendly. All ages. Meet some of La Honda's original writers! Just listen, or bring something of your own. For more details, send me an email: joecottonwood@gmail