Playful indecency usurped

Pretending intellectual understanding

Precocious icy undertaking

There was a new sheriff in town.

Fortunately, that didn’t deter the rouletters, who came out in international force, thanks to the 25th anniversary of the Austin International Poetry Festival.

A selection of “Pretense Is Underrated” books was thoughtfully procured by Malvern Books. Two of which, actually had the word “pretense” in it, but thanks to the magic of  displays, one had sold prior to the show.
DONNA DECHEN BIRDWELL showed us that sometimes pretending everything is okay makes it easier to survive the unacceptable.

JUSTIN BOOTH exposed the character behind a persona.

TERESA Y ROBERSON shared her recent experience of enforcing access to handicapped services when capitalism threatened to encroach.

THOM THE WORLD POET pointed out the fakery in our world to pretend we’re not in the same world as our fathers.

OPEN MIC

Please click on the link below to enjoy the open mic performances of the following artists: Birdman 313, Christina M. Jackson, Trev the Road Poet UK, Ray Bellon, 
Stephanie Johnson, Philip Drexler, LeeAnna Cervantes, Brian Grosz, Ailana Larson,
David Young, Ursula Pike, Sam Carfagno, Stephanie Morrissey, Hope Ruiz,
Brian Grosz (reading for Thom the World Poet)

BIRDMAN 313

CHRISTINA M. JACKSON

TREV THE ROAD POET UK

RAY BELLON

STEPHANIE JOHNSON

PHILIP DREXLER

LEEANNA CERVANTES

BRIAN GROSZ

AILANA LARSON

DAVID YOUNG

URSULA PIKE

SAM CARFAGNO

STEPHANIE MORRISSEY

HOPE RUIZ

BRIAN GROSZ reading for THOM THE WORLD POET

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