My photo is of Carlos Colon reading his group of Elvis haiku. Nan Dozier dazzled us as she enacted several of her poems...I especially liked "Hips". Buddy Flett was in the audience cheering for sister, Laura Flett, who enchanted us with her "Show and Tell" style of performance. Shirley Campbell exhibited pictures of her subjects and made us feel close to them. And Poetic X dominated the space with his magnificent rap style rhyming poems about his craft and his life, and captured the coveted prize. Talbot Trudeau accepted her Bona Fide prize for her sensitive and beautifully depicted self-portrait.
It was an exciting evening at Artspace and I do hope that such performances will become a permanent part of programming there.