Listening to every heart
First - A huge Thank You to all of the poets who contributed their words. Brochures will be in your mail soon.
Now, as all good things come to an end, there is some not-so-good news as well. This year's taping was, once again, held outside. Local television programming being what it is, and with limited funding, our local station has yet to acquire all of the necessary tools and equipment to make for a faultless delivery. And, I truly believe, if you haven't read it in my poetry, Kansas is a truly Windy State!!!! Kansa means, after all..."swift wind". So...the sound on the tape is not all that good...
and then...I was first told to give 10 minutes worth of reading. When I arrived at the station, they said "stretch it". Hmmm....So I tried to stretch it, and truth be told, I should have left well enough alone. Two of our contributing poets poems were not read, and I apologize for that. You will be getting a private e-mail from me regarding same.
So, for those whom I name below, if you still wish to have a copy of the video, sign in please...and if not, I more than understand. You WILL be getting two copies of the brochure, however.
I left brochures at the station. There are a lot of art lovers and poetry readers in Salina. If I am contacted by any of them about you and your poetry, I will take it upon myself to take their name and address and I will then contact you myself, provide any input they give, and if you wish to follow up with them, then it will be in your hands.
You were all awesome....
Will the following poets please take a bow?
Bradley Stott - Concrete Mattress
Donna Smith - One Voice
Betty Lou Hebert - I'd Like to Live Forever
Titia Geertman - Our Freedom of Speech
Kellie Cantrell - In the Depths of a Homeless Child's Eyes
Jeffrey Carter - Color of Freedom
Dawn van Krieken - Not a Dime
Barry Tackett - Taps
Maree Russo - Serenity
Jo Powell - Parchment Picture
Susan Caldwell - Facing Death
Beautiful poetry, poets. A huge heart-hug for making my day so wonderful!