Versefest 2014: Sister in Slam

Way back on Day 3 of Versefest there was a woman’s slam performance. Kayla Fraser (left) organized and MCed the event where there was a roller coaster of arc with poets cycling from topic to topic on aspects of being female from dating, to assault or fear of, friendship and love, from politics to motherhood […]

VERSeFest: Dutch Showcase

And back to the VERSeFest stage. Anita Dolman reading her poems. One of these was around the legacy of the past. For example, shoes that will never fit due to childhood war and being bound into too small shoes. The misshapen small-toe-details will never fit the post-war world. above/ground had a new chapbook which was […]

VERSeFest: Plan 99 Presents

Barbara Langhorst, Stephen Price and Susan Glickman read at VERSeFest March 16th under the exotic dazzle of purple gel lights. Barbara Langhorst is considered in the experimental poetry camp. In her preamble she admitted that she used to about goth subjects like dead animals and didn’t key into what they wanted to say. They pointed […]

VERSeFest Day 5: Capital Slam

As a civilian – as opposed to those on the organizing committee or the reading series organizers – I sometimes feel as if festivals were built for me. Given the room of 30-80, or so, for each event, evidently it fit with more people than me for audience. JM Francheteau watching the show and Monty […]