Saturday, August 13, 2011

That's a Great Idea. No One Will Show Up.


Yes, I know; it's been a while. What's new with you?

I've spent the last year and a half or so re-configuring Third Thursday Poets in one way or another. I know TTP has bounced around a lot; chaos and instability are part of the creative process. As is dedication.

TTP is nothing if not creative.

I am nothing if not dedicated.

Still, I did get tired of getting kicked out of places. We're poets for God's sake, not anarchists.


Most of us.

Not wanting another move for at least a year,
I opened Brigadoon Books in the basement of The Reed Opera House in beautiful downtown Salem, Oregon.

A crazy venture during these times, I know.

However, the best way to combat crazy is with more crazy, only in a different direction. I am just the person to do it.

Plus, all of the poets and writers who have supported Third Thursday Poets for 77 READINGS need a place for their work in the capital of Oregon. TTP has been blessed with such an embarrassment of riches it's a crime to keep it all to ourselves.

This is a long way of saying I am resuscitating TTP's blog. Please check back often as I will post information about upcoming readings, TTPer news, my own poetry, etc.

And please, do visit Brigadoon. It's real.