Whether it’s love or lust
Scratch beyond the crust
Follow the hormonal flow
Let yourself go
Boring choices leave you in the dust
Upstart, Sarah Kennon, wrote a love poem for herself and for everyone else who has gone through the agonies of passion.
Donna Dechen Birdwell told a provocative story about the search for “duende.”
Artist, Daniel Davila, began his performance by circulating throughout the audience, greeting them in Brazilian Portuguese. He later translated, stating that what he’d said was “I miss you even though you’re in my presence.”
Daniel then entertained the audience with his poem about the seasons of lust that matures into the beauty of love.
Spreading love and passion wherever he goes, Thom the World Poet chanted a medley of Valentine-inspired poetry to the improvisational sounds of Magic Jack ATX on acoustic guitar and Daniel Davila on clarinet.
In between the features and the open mic sections of the roulette, Valentina requested a singing contest based on the three songs summarized her love life: “Got My Mojo Working,” “100 Days/100 Nights,” and “At Last.” Three contestants took up the challenge, starting with Magic Jack ATX.
Valentina then called all the contestants on stage for the audience to vote by applause.
The contest was a close call, but Thom the World Poet won by a yodel. The prize was Teresa Y. Roberson’s Tribe of One book and T-shirt.
Afterwards, the open mic ensued.
Thanks to all the artists and audience members. Valentina’s attire was courtesy of Elizabeth Rodriguez.
The next roulette will be March 9th, 2014 and the theme will be “Travel Stories.”