Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Amazing Awesome Rocking Reading

You would have to know how difficult simple things like reading and writing have been for Andrew over the last 7 months to know what an absolute triumph of will his about 18 minutes of reading his poems were on Monday night at Three Friends Coffeehouse.

Here is a very bad video I took of the first 6 minutes or so featuring three of his sonnets. Lots of folks came in while he was reading so by the end the place was full.

He got a much more respectful than normal response from the audience and I believe that he sensed that and it made him more comfortable as he went along.

This took everything he had so when he got home he fell asleep in his chair and slept for six hours straight. Thanks to all who came out to see him! His mood is good and he continues to write.

There should be a full audio podcast available in a few days.

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Blogger Chrissy said...

I think he did rather well. Its hard to recite something that is personal in front of strangers.. U never know how it will go over... Kudos to him for having the courage... I don't blame him I would of had a couple glasses of wine after that...

11:03 AM  
Blogger Kay McKenzie Cooke. said...

That's awesome! Thank you for video-ing so that someone like me on the other side of the world, a poetry appreciator, can hear such good poetry written and read by a true-blue poet. (It looks and sounds - right down to the coffee machine and squeaky door - very like poetry readings here in NZ! It cheers me to see how universal poetry-appreciators are!) An enjoyable, satisfying reading; well done to Andrew.

5:37 PM  
Blogger SweetWICK said...

Great job! This blog is neat. Thanks for posting!

7:43 PM  

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