a summer like no other. so much sorrow & death. so any personal disappointment seems trivial.
however one of the events I was most looking forward to was the art exhibition "Poetic License" at the Palm Desert campus of UC Riverside. abt a year ago curator Terry Hastings askd me to write a suite of poems. then artists were given the poems for response. an opening was on schedule for june. I was to read my work with the art on the walls around me. a poet's dream.
in an attempt to save the spirit of the event Terry put together an online exhibition/reading. I wrote 9 poems. the first 4 were coverd in a Zoom presentation which is now available on You Tube here. then the final poems were on another episode here.
this was not what I expectd this summer. but no one expectd what we got. & if I didn't get a reading before faces beside actual art this will have to do. & it's still one of the lovely moments in a sad summer. I'm grateful to Terry & to all the artists who took my words & flew with them.