Au revoir, April! (The month in review)
Poetry month has gone!
April was particularly special to me because my play, To Accept, Dial 5 Now, was presented every Thursday at the MicroTheater Miami. To Accept, Dial 5 Now, which got positively reviewed, is a story about violence, jealousy and control, the choices we make, and the limits of love.
Last performance is tonight!
Actors include Chasity Hart as “Jackie” (left), Jovon Jacobs as “Silas” (top right), and Laura Pons as “Recording” (bottom right).
Director Gladys Ramirez and I were interviewed by Neil de la Flor for the Knight Arts blog.
On Sunday, April 12, starting at Soundscape Park, musician Taylor Ho Bynum led a group of free-wheeling Peddling Poets who presented site-specific poetry and music on a 16-mile loop, routing through downtown Miami and Miami Beach area, with stops at Miami Circle, The Standard & more. The ride culminated with a 6:15 performance at O, Miami’s Poetry In The Park at SoundScape Park. I was one of the featured poets.
I was also thrilled to be a part of “O, Hi there” along with a whole bunch of other South Florida literary talents: Julie Marie Wade, Ashley M. Jones, Nick Vagnoni, Yaddyra Peralta, and others. Reading Queer put the archive together and it looks awesome, with many fabulous poets and writers! Their work is housed permanently atreadingqueer.org.
More recognition came my way when I learned from editor Ryan Rivas, that someone from the distinguished Pushcart Board of Contributing Editors nominated my story, “Sinkhole,” from 15 Views of Miami for the Pushcart Prize. A final decision should be made in early May.
And now: Who’s going to Lip Service? (Please tell me you’re not planning to miss the hottest show in town)