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So we had a blast at Hummingbird to Mars, the host venue for Wednesday’s “Seduction” by Poetry With a Point.  Hummingbird to Mars is a quaint little speakeasy-themed venue above a local watering hole.  A perfect date-night destination – we definitely plan to go back for their regular jazz performances.

Love to my writing friends who came out to support me. I need to give a shoutout also to our waiter, who enabled me expertly with that third mixed drink.

Poetry with a Point provided an eclectic range of performances, including a lecture on how to be effectively seductive from a sexologist (fun word to type, btw), standup comedy from the gigolo’s perspective, live music (+ opera!), sexy as hell persona poetry by “Leonard Cohen”, and me trying to be classy with an iffy sound system. But you ain’t seen nothing ’til you’ve seen the Cockney Choir. Good times. And I got a t-shirt.

I may or may not have video to provide later – technology is a funny thing.  In the meantime, some photos of me in my Anna Akhmatova-inspired guise, courtesy of my darling husband:


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Poetry with a point

“Seduction”

September 18, 2013

Hummingbird to Mars, Catherine Rooney’s, Trolley Square

I am very excited to announce my upcoming performance with POETRY WITH A POINT – an intimate poetry/performance salon held semi-annually at Hummingbird to Mars, in Trolley Square, Wilmington, Delaware.

With “Seduction” as the evening’s theme, I will be reading as celebrated Russian poet Anna Akhmatova, from her early work.  Sometimes referred to as “the Muse of Keening” – and criticized by revolutionist Russia as “a nun and a whore” – Anna’s poetry often explored themes of passion, grief, and spiritual guilt.  Her work is deeply moving, sensory… and slyly seductive.

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“We’re all drunkards here.  Harlots…. O my heart, how you yearn for your dying hour/
and that woman dancing there will eternally burn.”
– A.A. from Rosary 1913

“Seduction”‘s lineup also includes local artists performing music, monologues, and poetry ranging from flirtatious to bawdy.  Poets, drunkards, and harlots welcome, though space is limited.

Doors open 6:30, Curtain time 7:00 PM

Hummingbird to Mars is a speakeasy themed venue located atop Catherine Rooney’s in Trolley Square. Just stop in the back of Rooney’s on 16th Street and press the intercom to enter a time of elegance, relaxation, and seduction.