I had an opportunity last night to read at the open mic night at Busboys and Poets at 14th & V in Washington D.C. This is such a different venue for me and it was really exciting. With just four minutes for each reader I decided to read my poem, "To Jackson Browne, My Father," which had been getting really good feedback at my recent readings. It seemed to go over well! This was simultaneously the most supportive and also the most intimidating crowd I have ever read in front of.
Here are a few pictures. Sorry for the low quality! Cell phone cameras are so convenient, but these turned out a bit blurry. Click on the images below to scroll through.