^this guy was awesome. he showed up in a dress and a cat mask, and when he got on stage he said he's been "misinformed" about what sort of event this was, then proceeded to go over the time limit reading an allegory about a circle.
^this is dr. cheryl maddalena, my contact for the article. i couldn't believe she remembered me from the women's day poetry reading--remembered my crocus poem, anyway. she performed a poem about a non-innocent junior high crush named chad vargo, written in shakespearean language. it was hilarious.
^this is visiting poet khary jackson, or "6 is 9". he performed weird and wonderful poems about zombies, the brothers grimm versus disney, and a few others.