"I am a sensitive manatee…"
So this past Monday I took part in a fundraiser at the Monarch Tavern in Toronto for the Al Purdy A-Frame. I read, along with Paul Vermeersch and Jim Smith.
The event was a great success. Lots of people. A respectable amount of money raised. A really good feeling in the room. And the great Karen Solie gave a short, unscheduled reading of two wonderful new poems, then announced the A-Frame's first resident poet, Katherine Leyton (who also read a few great poems).
Before the event, I spent many hours putting together a poem that would take me about two minutes to read. This video explains it all.
Over and out.