photo credit: Marie-Elizabeth Mali
At the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC on Wednesday evening May 15, Arianne Benford read her poems followed by a poetry face-off featuring Michael Cirelli and David Lehman. Michael read from his nifty new book, which Hanging Loose Press has published. Asked to show off his memorization skills, Lehman recited from memory Antony's speech over the fallen Caesar in Julius Caesar. Taylor Mali, organizer of the series, was the debonair host. At an earlier event that Mali directed, Jeff McDaniel and Sage Francis read their work.