April Reading in Praise of Folly

You can see by the pictures that laughter, good desserts and bright colors dominated our April Reading.  The audience laughed at poems about clowns, the silliness of human nature and the misunderstandings between cultures.  Our specialty dessert for the night was “Raspberry Fool” in honor of our theme.  For a list of poems that were read, please scroll down.april2015 080 The audience enjoys a chuckle at Steven Dunn’s “If a Clown”

 

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Delicious and light dessert, made by Sabrina Linzau.  Raspberry fool with fresh berries.

 

The poems we heard on April 1st:

Read by Dan Vera

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Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams by K. Koch
Sleight of Hand Chicken Soup by Dan Vera
Errata
 by Rachel Bannett
Mr. Guzman Makes a Fool of Himself, by Dan Vera
The Department of Social Services, by Martin Espada
If a Clown, by Steven Funn
Tower of Babel, by Dan Vera
On Poetry, by Juan Gelman

 

Read by Susan Scheid

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Normally I Wouldn’t (from B is for Bad Poetry) by Pamela Russell
The Fall by Russell Edson
Hippie Barbie by Denise Duhamel
Dan by Kim Roberts
“Poor Britney Spears” by Tony Hoagland
Chagrin by Alan King
Man of the House by Bob Hicock

 

Read by Peter Montgomery

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You Foolish Men by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
A Green Lowland of Pianos by C. Milosz trans. by Jerzy Harasymowicz
Trees by Joyce Kilmer
To the Government and Legislature of Massachusetts by Howard Nemerov

Read by Natassja Linzau

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In Praise of Folly by Erasmus
The Ambition Bird, by Anne Sexton
The Tables Turned, by Williams Wordsworth
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by TS Elliott
The Travelling Circus by Russell Edson
Good Morning America! by Carl Sandburg
Oh Me Oh Life by Walt Whitman

 

AND a  good time was had by all.  Hope to see you at a reading soon!

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