Sunday started off clear and hilarious. Anjeljade Writer and her dear granny filled our Library with their Caribbean stylings. Full of the wit and wisdom of the islands, we laughed all the way until they had to run over to their normal Sunday morning show at the Fitzgerald.
Zebiam Lungu came up next to soothe us with his smooth French accent, a slam poet sharing the joy of his chosen form. Then, as happens sometimes on the grid, we had to work through its instability to get to the lovely set of POZ leaders Mathoni Zurah and Ingeborg Apfelbaum. Their poems speak of the gypsy like and the beauty of the world in all places. Our generous audience made it through the difficulties relatively unscathed and were richly rewarded by their set.
After Inge and Mathoni, the unabashedly furry Wolfie Wolfgang took his position in front of the fireplace. A Fibonacci master and long time resident of Milk Wood we were enraptured with his poems of life in an English town and the joys of caffeine.
His voice puts you immediately at ease, and it was time for the insightful poetry of Serene Bechir before anyone knew it. Serene hosts Poetry Libre on Sunday nights alongside her friend Leonardo, and I hear there was a great after party at Bookstacks Pub to cap off the festival.
I unfortunately missed it. This MC had to log to real life and heal her voice.
For more pictures of the festival, please visit the Flicker stream.