Porter Square Books in Cambridge hosted a reading for Except for Love, New England Poets Inspired by Donald Hall on Aug. 16 – there’s one scheduled for the Bookstore in Lenox on November 7th. It was great fun to meet several co-contributors, and to hear their various Don Hall stories. I knew that I wasn’t alone as a benefifiary of his correspondence, but it was fun to hear how important it was for so many fellow poets, too.
After introducing me, Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, the editor and publisher of the anthology, said that she considered the event a sort of afterparty for Hall, which is the title of my poem in the book. My pal Eddie O’Toole took time away from his Honduras project, for an old-school open-ended road trip; here is his cellphone videography of my four minute segment: