Wednesday, April 14, 2010

i have to put my sunglasses on 'cuz otherwise i can't see

Hannah and I read poetry the other night at Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Village. It was a lovely experience. Here's a video, which I cringed through as I watched and am now forcing myself to upload so the entire Internet can see.

Zac awesomely recorded/edited this for Hannah and me. There was a part at the beginning, which he cut, where I put my sunglasses on and said, "I have to put my sunglasses on, 'cuz otherwise I can't see." I was trying to make a joke. No one laughed, which made me meta-nervous because I was all, if they're not gonna laugh then they're not gonna cry. But as far as first readings go, s'aight, I think. A couple older, more legit poets complimented me after I was finished, which I'm sure was completely unrelated to alcohol. You be the judge.

Words I don't want in my biography: regret, timid, and rusty needles.


  1. Wow, I'd never be able to get on a stage and read my own work to other people. It's very brave.

  2. Well done!...You have a way w/words...Love the rawness of your writings!.

  3. damn, i wish i lived in nyc because of you ladies!