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Thu, Jan. 3rd, 2002, 12:24 am

i had a lot of fun tonight at the slam with brendan.
saw some good poetry, some not as good poetry, and forgot my poems, and that i had them in my pockets when i went up for the open mic. i'm considering getting my nerve up and trying the open slam next week. this week was unwittingly, but with a turn of good fortune, the semi-final slam. not only because there was some good speak, but because i didn't fuck up in a slam, only an open mic. got food beforehand with brendan, talked about words, went to sit and spin and pointed out some of the poet celebrities in attendance including sara(h?) zane and morris stegosaurus. the band was rock and i obsessed over what i could have done differently when i was up on stage...but what ever changes?

Thu, Jan. 3rd, 2002 07:39 am (UTC)

how come morris stegosaurus and sarah zane have nothing better to do than hang around northwest open mics,
and yet I can barely remember the name of the poet I liked at the Bumbershoot slam.

Thu, Jan. 3rd, 2002 02:26 pm (UTC)

Paul Harding was there too. I think that's who you're talking about, yes? The same band that played at the Bumberslam played last night and he read with them backing him again.

Thu, Jan. 3rd, 2002 08:13 pm (UTC)
lizzimonster: Re:

I didn't think his name was Paul, I thought it was Chris.. his first poem was the street-corner alcoholic poem, his second was Clark (as in Lewis &)'s dream about rivers, which was super long but so cool.

Fri, Jul. 26th, 2002 11:06 pm (UTC)

(I know this is ancient, but I just stumbled across it)


That sounds like it might've been Dave Caserio. Black guy or white guy? Balding?

Sat, Jul. 27th, 2002 02:26 am (UTC)
holyloki: It is indeed the case that

since this post was made- it was resolved that it was Dave Caserio.
Amusing that you've found this...we talked in Portland and then briefly a few times in Seattle within the past year or so, maybe you remember...the post seems a little helpful in regards to that. Anyhow, good to see you're along on this livejournal ride.

Sat, Jul. 27th, 2002 03:58 am (UTC)
mstegosaurus: Re: It is indeed the case that


Ryan from Portland... were you the guy in Portland with the friend who saw me at nationals and thought I was in my 40s?

Oh, wait, wait, wait-- were you the guy who read the poem a few weeks ago dedicated to fossefox that had something to do with carrying her dead body in a wheelbarrow covered in dirt? (Least that's how I remember it-- I was pretty drunk.)

Sat, Jul. 27th, 2002 01:05 pm (UTC)
holyloki: Re: It is indeed the case that

The first one...I couldn't believe she said that...nad in classic fashion I'll continue on, that she isn't really a friend, just someone I kind of knew and got a ride with from campus.

And actually I was at the Seattle slam quite a while ago, more like January and maybe once in March or something...I tried to recite</> a couple poems(the second because I forgot the first, and then went on to repeat the performance), at the time this post was made but the stage proved too much for me and I forgot I had them in my pocket as I was swallowed in the tangle of giant overwhelming nerve tentacles.

Sat, Jul. 27th, 2002 10:35 am (UTC)

It was Dave Caserio and now I keep seeing him when I go to Seattle (we even went out to eat and he was there).