If you didn’t already know, Piano Fight did this amazing, awesome thing. They decided to film 30 poets reading their poems (under a minute each) and post them one a day for 30 days in honor of Poetry month. Then they decided to extend poetry month for another 15. It’s a great cross-section of a portion of the poetry scene in San Francisco and you should definitely take a little time to watch. There are some really good poems in there and definitely a very dynamic group.
I’m really not fond of being on camera, and I’ve only recently decided to claim poet as one of the several ways in which I express myself. So even sending an inquiry to Andy Strong at Piano Fight felt like a gigantic leap of courage. Until I got into their studio and faced the reality of being filmed and that it was going to be posted. But I’m happy I did it and decided to share the result, with many thanks to Piano Fight and a ton of humble awe at some of the poets I’m sharing company with.
It’s still happening for another 14 days. Check them out!