+ Ellyn’s Band!
PondWater Society event July 10, 2010
Ellyn Maybe & Tommy Jordan
I’ve seen Ellyn Maybe & her band at a number of events and also when they had their residency at 212 in Santa Monica. Every single time, I find myself grinning like a maniac, I just get so excited [...]
June 12, 2010 PondWater Society event Kate Durbin with an introduction and poems by Peggy Dobreer
Kate Durbin signing my copy of "The Ravenous Audience"
Kate Durbin is a performance poet so elegant and refined that she seems other-worldly. For every performance, she invents a costume and makeup to entrance the audience and enhance [...]
May 8, 2010 PondWater Society Event
Rick Lupert reading at Mindy Nettifee's "The Ladies Have the Floor" event
Rick Lupert came here one time. You might not believe this, but he really did. He came in through the back door and scared the crap out of me. I mean, you know, you’re sitting around [...]
April 10, 2010 PondWater Society Event
This was so different from anything that we’ve done that I think I’ll tell you about it with photos. Barry McLaughlin (also known as Barry Holiday) came and wowed us with trivial fun, games and prizes!
It all started very quietly. You can see the unfinished Poetry Machine [...]
+ Jamey Hecht as an added bonus!
These poets, who I have admittedly invited in, are smashing me. I cannot tell you how much joy that brings to me. They come in all nice and polite. They mingle and converse and banter and fraternize. And then the next thing you know, they have taken over [...]
February 13, 2010 Jenny Noa Peggy Dobreer
The Guinea Hen – go ahead and click, she'll get bigger and look down on you.
Well, I wondered how long it would take for the guinea hen to reach a comfort level with poetry readings and feel it was safe to attend one. I got my [...]
Have you read/seen Douglas Kearney’s books? Have you seen him read? If so, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I tell you how much of a thrill it was to have him here reading for us. He read from both books, the first, “Fear, Some” and his latest, “The Black Automaton”.
Doug’s poems [...]
Timothy Green reading at the December PondWater Society event.
I don’t know how or why I’m getting away with this but I’ll tell you, it does feel like I’m getting away with something. Jamey Hecht, Jenny Noa, Brendan Constantine, Timothy Green and next month Douglas Kearney. Really? I need someone to punch me in [...]
Funny things can happen when you turn your living room into a Poetry Salon. Initially its a very simple transformation; remove the furniture, replace it with a roomful of folding chairs and little tables with cloths and candles. Add a table for literature and a music stand for a podium and there you have it.
October 10, 2009 Event
Jamey Hecht Jenny Noa Introductions by Sava Hecht
I didn’t take one photograph. I was so enjoying the company and the readings that at one point I thought “oh forget it, I’m just going to live this and not document it”. Does that make sense? In order to take good photographs [...]