In reality, every reader is, while he is reading, the reader of his own self.

– Marcel Proust

Well, the reading at Presidio Springs Community Center yesterday went well. It was a great turnout, and a good time was had by all. I sincerely appreciate everyone who came. Thank you so much for your kind attention.

Thank you, Joseph, for doing so much to make the event possible. It’s not often that any of us gets a chance to be “featured reader,” and have so much time to express himself. I felt free.

For those who couldn’t make it, or just want to read through it again, I’ve prepared my reading manuscript as a sort of digital chapbook, in PDF.

Read or download it here.

I got some feedback from one friend who was there, saying that such readings might be more enjoyable if the audience could follow along with the text. I think it’s a great idea. Everything would make a lot more sense. So next time I do a reading, I’m going to make a point of making my selections early, and posting the text online, as I have here. Food for thought, for you poets and writers out there.