This was a great night of poetry and friendship in Sacramento, Bill Gainer does it right. I’m sorry to see this series end at The Shine.
This was my second time there, the first was for poetry With Legs back in 2012, featuring with poet John Swain. Red Alice was different and included more poets and a segment involving poetry and translation that was cool, with Eva West. I am always glad to see the Sacramento crowd, they are a warm and welcoming group to have a beer with and they take care of their “out of towners.”
Sometimes I think about the wonderful opportunities that have come my way over the past few years and I have such gratitude and respect for the people who make these events possible. Without the presses, editors, organizers, hosts, and hard working people, we would not have these opportunities. I think we need to remember that.