Sunday, October 20, 2013

Oct. 16: Mind Gravy Poetry in Columbia, SC

This week's treat was a chance to share the podium with jazz vocalist and poet Eboni Ramm at Mind Gravy Poetry. The weekly series is held in Columbia at Drip Coffee on Saluda Avenue in the Five Points area, and I could tell immediately that the regulars there always have a good time. The host is Al Black, who made Eboni and me feel right at home, as did the friendly audience. Eboni and I performed round-robin sets of poetry and song—well, she sang, not me (lucky for the audience). Afterward we all enjoyed an open mic.

So good to see Charlene Spearen there, whom I don't get a chance to see often enough these days. How we all miss the SC Poetry Initative, which Kwame Dawes and Charlene directed!

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