Sunday, October 21, 2007
Woah, dude, MAPP Was Magnificent.
Not much time to do a proper review or to thank everyone individually, but I have to say that last night was phenomenal. I am proud for the first time in a long time. The artists were great, and L's Caffe is such a cool little place--with Ruthy and Myra running it, it raises the bar when it comes to amiable. The event was fantastic.
A lot of us went to Dirty Thieves after that, a dive with more character than most. The bartenders were nice and friendly, and the clientèle didn't mind when a mass of artists just appeared. A drunk guy called me "a fag" when I told him that my artwork portfolio held art and not a pool cue, but other than that, it was a really cool place to hang out after a poetry reading and art show.
I read my newest chapbook. People said they liked it. That was nice.
All in all, there were only smiles, and we filled the place. It was really cool. And I am proud.
New Yipes is tonight. I will be there. You should be there, too.