1973. I needed to do this first one, BAD! I had some 40 poems I wanted to share with the world and it was a new adventure for me. I’d only been writing since 1970 while listening nights to Neil Diamond while freelancing from home as an illustrator after doing the same at SERL days (Sanitary Engineering Research Lab, at the University of California Berkeley’s Richmond Field Station) after our kids Cathy and Christopher had gone to bed.
JPL6’s gonna be outa town, So she asks TES, our Poet-Artist To emcee the Benicia First Tuesday Poets’ Night Meeting for Aug 1, 2017. Who in turn calls me, sayin’, “Can you make me a reminder poster For the Flock, theme’s gonna be, ‘Writers, Poets, and Song,’ And can you sing something, too?” I say, “Sure.” Then Gina e-mails me sayin’, “Can we do a duet?” I say, “‘Two Right Shoes,’ I’ll color-code the parts.” TES sees another Poem-graphic of mine and says, “‘Two Right Shoes in Concert’ Fits...
It’s a tough title to aspire to, but if it looks like we’ve arrived, what damage can that do? It was our founder and First Poet Laureate Joel Fallon’s wish that Benicia have that warm and fuzzy title in the poetic world community. Well, suppose we’re there? Case in point: several of us rocked the Rellik Tavern this past Sunday.
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