Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Poetry Party at The Liberty Hotel

Please join the Poetry Party at The Liberty Hotel, formerly the Charles Street Jail!

I'll be reading with Richard Hoffman and Kathleen Spivack, open mike to follow.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 6:30 PM, 215 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Thanks to sponsors Harris Gardner of Tapestry of Voices, The Grolier Poetry Bookshop, and here's to Liberty!

The grunge of the derelict Jail is gone, but the renovation is too sand-blasted clean. The building will age again; new dirt will stick. Let's help those surfaces build up a patina. Our hands will do it. I plan to have a beer in the bar before the reading. Look for me a little before six.

Here are before and after pictures:


  1. Much more atmosphere in the before photos!

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  3. Dear Mim
    How I wish I could be there to hear you read - Kathleen, too, whose poem, 'The Path into Night' still lingers. I don't know Richard Hoffman's work; perhaps you will post one of his poems here one day? That would be appreciated.
    What a marvelous building the Jail/Hotel is - your words will add welcome patina to its over-scrubbed surfaces.
    L, C

  4. Our words, breathes, spills, and elbows on the table, Claire. Thank you for your good wishes!

  5. I also wish I could be there to enjoy your poetry. I agree with the first poster. The "before" is more attractive to me than the "after". :-)

    By the way, gifts to individuals are just that, presents. We all like giving, at least that's what I would like to think. But it's when the giving replaces doing on the individual's part that the problems arise. Thanks for your feedback, much appreciated.

    Greetings from London.

  6. Yes, Cuban. That kind of giving is spoiling. Your post on "A Cuban in London," has got me thinking.

    All the best from Boston