… because the readers at Wednesday’s Walnut Street Poetry Society launch totally killed. Each of our four readers- WSPS leader Norman Finkelstein, Mercantile executive director Albert Pyle, Cincinnati Magazine executive editor Linda Vaccariello, and local poet Dana Ward- took a section from Hart Crane’s epic The Bridge, and each knocked their section out of the park. As in, into the next area code.
Despite the free high test coffee and sugar cookies, the audience was rapt and relatively fidget-free. A brief but lively Q&A session followed. We caught the whole thing on video, so you can expect a link sometime soon.
The Walnut Street Poetry Society, which meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month, is tackling long-form American poetry this year. Space is still available. Members can grab a spot in the society for the year for $30 ($40 for non-members), entitling them to all the poetry, coffee, and discussion they can handle.
-Norm De Plume