Last month was a hectic month for poetry, poets and poetry fans alike in Second Life®, with the London School of Journalism opening its doors to the Ars Poetica exhibit organised by Corwyn Allen, and the Muse-Pie Press exhibit and event happening. Both were well attended. There was also a combined music poetry event to raise awareness of missing children on the Tuesday the 25th led by Morgue McMillan and Anneli Ulrich.
The Ars Poetica event was great, unfortunately I missed day one and my initial plan of reviewing every poet reading over the weekend suffered a setback. To compensate I decided to review every poet displaying their work at Ars Poetica, which is actually way fairer. As you will appreciate with 48 poets displaying up to ten poems each this is a lengthy but immensely enjoyable process..
The Muse-Pie & Shotglass Journal event was fun, I am a big fan of short formal and fibs poetry and the excellent poems read by Sunnie Beaumont, Corwyn Allen, DanteOsaka, Deschenel, Hypatia Pickens, Ngagpa Writer, and Wolfgang Glinka was a great way to make these exciting poets work accessible through the event (next submission date for the Shotglass is August).
Anneli Ulrich and Morgue McMilan’s Awareness of missing children event was good, and did what it was meant to, raise awareness. Each poet, DonJuan Writer, sabreman Carter, Klannex Northmead, Serene Bechir, Ingrebourg Apfelbaum and Mathoni Zuhrah, Morgue, and Stosh Quartz was given ten names of missing children and ten Forget me Nots in accordance with the theme and we each read and took turns reciting the names, Sabreman I know had written a poem specially for the event.
The attendance at the regular events has been good with a lot of new faces at Dragonlands, Sounds of Poems, The Poet’s Plunder, AVGI, The Blue Angel, Amatsu Shima, Lionheart and The Lyrical, as well as the more known faces and some new readers too. Pepsi Topaz is name to look out for, Logicat Quan, and Raenessest Rexen. There are some new venues opening soon, there’s a new poetry bar opening up on Thursdays and Tiatopia is looking for original poets comfortable enough to read for 10/15 minutes ( drop me a note for details ). Circe’s is still going strong streaming its regular readers, O’Caseys bar too streams live poetry on Saturdays, Lets hope they can continue doing so because its a great way to make poetry more accessible to anyone who wants to listen.
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