Report from Aug 12th – Flight

Report by David. Photos by Norma.

Jessica Reidy opened with a strong prose piece about being Romany but disconnected from those roots, living in these days of anti-Romany racism. You can read the whole piece at Narrative Magazine (sign up is free.)
Bill never left the bar but thinks the government is real.
Devon compared you to a comparison.
MacDara read TS Eliot (East Coker, Part V) – “20 years largely wasted trying to learn to use words…”
David Jaggard asked: How terrible was air travel in the Dark Ages?
Drake wore his stupidity like a lighthouse and played Turkish flute between the lines.
Yoshka was healed by poetry.
Jennifer talked about swallows in the hour of arrows.

Drake on a Turkish flute

Drake on a Turkish flute

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Elizabeth Devlin with autoharp

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Jessica responds to those who would tell her to keep her Gypsy mouth shut.

Bernard dazzled with French wordplay in “Moi, ton toi.”
Erika was in the city of Love with no-one to love.
Thundercat (yes, Thundercat) advised “fly like a stone thrown to strike a lover’s window… Don’t fly like a bird! Fly like a bat!”
David Barnes (me!) read old poems about burning your hair and burying your fine things.
Norma slept in the tomb of broken dahlias.

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Will Cox plays chicken, and Chinese Fire Drill

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Anna wants to give her ex’s future lovers a manual

Rob recited Nietsche at 90 miles per hour.
Julian? “Excited by the smell of decay, his eyes jittered.”
Alberto threw a teabag from the 14th floor.
Stephen’s mother warned him once. (Only once, Stephen?)
Evan faded into the glittering owl’s eye.
Bruce shot bullet poetry.

More – yet different – will undoubtedly occur at the next SpokenWord tomorrow August 26th. Theme: indignities. Cheers all, David

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David Sirois launches a blessing out of the catapult of his heart.

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Liz Greenfield : boiling her poem down to 5 words

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2 Responses to Report from Aug 12th – Flight

  1. That sounds like the best of evenings – spoken words on a roller coaster ride of thrill A X

  2. Reblogged this on jessicareidy and commented:
    Aw! I missed this post. But it’s so nice to take a mind-walk through that night at Spoken Word Paris again– so many talented readers and performers! Check them out, and please go if you’re lucky enough to be in Paris.

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