Last Night's Reading/Some Books You Should Have

I had a great time reading with some of the “Wood Guthrie Poets” at the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art at OU last night.  It was a small but exceptionally warm crowd:  “fit though few” to use Milton’s oft-quoted phrase.  Of course, I would have done it even if no audience showed up, just for the pleasure of reading “round-robin” style with four poets I admire and whose company is always delightful.
Nathan Brown read from his new book in honor of the late, great Jim Chastain, Letters to the One-Armed PoetBuy it on Amazon. 
Carol Hamilton read from a variety of her many books.  If you haven’t read her latest, Contrapuntal, yet, then get it on Amazon.
Ken Hada treated us to some new poems on the recent snow –very good stuff—and also read from Spare Parts.
Jim Spurr was amusing and thought-provoking, as always.  Don’t miss him reading every third Thursday of the month at Benedict St. Market in Shawnee.