There are definite benefits to participating in this project. Among the most novel I’ve recently witnessed took place at September’s “Tapestry in Talent” art festival, held in San Jose’s History Park. Since the festival was literally on PCSJ’s doorstep, that esteemed organization took the opportunity to host public poetry readings as well as an open mic.
Vuong Vu, a Willow Glen regular and frequent contributor to this site, was able to participate at the open mic even though he’d brought none of his poems. He did this quite ingeniously, using his smart-phone’s web-browser to view this blog, and thereby retrieve the poetry submissions we have preserved for him. Brilliant!
In the 21st Century, it doesn’t matter if your head is in the clouds, as long as your poetry is here as well.
Reported by Harry Lafnear