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Jul. 18th, 2008 | 01:28 am

Call me a luddite, but I hate when people post videos.  Sorry, I usually don't click on them. Words, of course. Images, I can handle. But Vlogs? obscure country-western ensembles? Two legged puppies and Scandinavian commercials? it's just overwhelming. But seriously, this brings back great memories. On one particularly euphoric second or fourth tuesday, I fell in love with this woman. Cried at the outro-repetition. Bought her chapbook after the show, recited her poems under my breath for hours, at home,  alone, in my bedroom, and imagined it was me who wrote it. Yall were there, you know.

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Shel

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from: erisedilla
date: Jul. 18th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
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2005. july 12th. it was my 18th birthday party and it was the only thing that was good about that birthday =)

thank you so much for this. infinitely better than batman and jesus after all these readings that poem Still makes me cry. I guess there's a reason why her chapbook is and always has been next to my bed...

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christina

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from: msberkeleyfloor
date: Jul. 18th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC)
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:)!

this version is less intense though, don't you think? She's more theatrical i guess. But you can find more of her stuff on youtube under "tennesseemary" as the username!

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Shel

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from: erisedilla
date: Jul. 18th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
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mhm... it's def. less intense, but I still quite like it. esp. near the end (duh). I'm so stoked about that youtube username though, and tempted to favorite all of them. *grin*

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The Ghetto Geisha

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from: lord_dunadan
date: Jul. 23rd, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
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meh, much less intense. not only that, but parts seemed outright disjointed.

then again, whatever could compare to a small, live venue filled with expectation? one thing i'll grant them: kalamazoo audiences know how to turn poetry into electricity.

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Shel

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from: erisedilla
date: Jul. 23rd, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
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most definitely. nothing will ever compare to that venue, but goodness this vid brings that back. for me, at least =)

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The Ghetto Geisha

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from: lord_dunadan
date: Jul. 23rd, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
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you know, i really should whip one of her poems out at one of those otherwise lame (except when groups decide to rhythm section phelps trays, aka college "fuck-it" creativity personified) opus readings...

i can strut out a poem. i just don't usually feel like shoving my agenda in people's faces unless they've asked me to.

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Shel

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from: erisedilla
date: Jul. 23rd, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
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mhmmmmm. I think going to a poetry reading is pretty much a consent to have just about anybody's agenda shoved in your face. I wouldn't bitch if they put one of their agendas in my face (I might critique, but I do that for my own, anyway) - they shouldn't, and almost certainly wouldn't, pull a double standard.

that, and strutting is just fun.

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