It was a pleasure to read for the HOT L OPEN Baltimore reading series held at Bird in Hand bookstore and cafe on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, on April 14th, 2019, co-hosted by Stephen Reichert of Smartish Pace magazine and David Yezzi of Baltimore Poets Theater and The Hopkins Review. Many thanks to the owner of both Bird in Hand and The Ivy Bookshop, Emma Snyder, for her kindness and generosity. Please stop in at either of her locations if you find yourself in Baltimore. They really are very fine bookstores of a kind rarely encountered anymore. Thanks also to my fellow reader Rachel Uwada Clifford.
The HOT L Open is a reading series held on the second Sunday of the month at Bird in Hand, Baltimore, and is sponsored by Smartish Pace magazine and the Baltimore Poets Theater.
Poems from Last One Out in this reading are “Welcome to All the Pleasures,” “Recessional,” “My Father’s Dante,” “Ship Bottom, 1972,” “Great Bay Estuary,” “Super Bowl Sunday,” and “Lesser Feasts.”