An overflowing crowd packed Cafe de Troit to check out thedetroiter.com's
first poetry reading. Attendees sat smushed together on the floor, packed
in the corridors, and outside in the hallways to hear Robert Fanning,
Christina Kallery, Michael Jennings, and Matthew Olzmann read selections
from their own work, and special poems from some of their favorite writers.
The poets engaged the crowd with readings that included philosophical
musings, irreverent humor, social commentary and quiet reflection. Crowded
or not, the performers kept everyone tuned in to the last words, a poem
by Taylor Mali was emphatically read by Olzmann.
If you missed it, here's a few pics of our performers in action, and
a little bit of the crowd. Stay tuned to this space for more words from
these poets and news of when the next poetry reading will be held!
Thanks to everyone for coming out and Matthew, Michael, Robert, and
Christina for a great experience.