Wednesday, February 09, 2005

I'm Readin' Readin' at the New Lakes New Lakes

If you don't have any big plans for Thursday, March 10, you should come to Missoula, Montana, to the Gold Dust Art Gallery to experience Jonathan Minton, fine poet and editor of Word for/Word, and I read poetry. Brandon Shimoda invited the two of us to read as part of his New Lakes reading series. I'm pretty excited about it. I don't get to too many readings (my locale is pretty limiting), and it is certainly rare that I get invited to read. If you have any tips that'll knock my audience out, particularly you New Yorkers who seem to blog about the super badass reading weekly, let me know.


Anonymous said...

Like Tony Jaa in Ong-Bak, you could set fire to your legs and keep performing until, at the end of the reading, you leapt up and into a big barrel of water to douse yourself. That would get their attention.

Zachary Schomburg said...


Thanks for the suggestion. That stunt could possibly detract attention from the poetry, instead of focusing it there. But I will bring along my matches and my gasoline and my big barrel of water in case my audience begins to get bored.