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Jan Smith's Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Andrea Watson
52:00
I love the lady beetle poem, Cathy!
rachelblumkrauser
54:05
Thank you for your beautiful reading of your gorgeous poems, Cathy. It is so great to see and hear you.
rose gordon
55:12
such beautiful poetic narrative - so generously shared. I love the earthy taste of your Greek poems....and now, more than ever, want to visit there.
Kathryn Ross
55:13
“the mouths of villagers sing in smoke” so lovely Thank you Cathy. I’m listening from Australia
John Roche
55:36
Wonderfully evocative poems, Cathy!
Katherine Seluja
55:37
love the poems Cathy! Especially, we say, we say, we say.....
Doc Janning
55:42
And Doc Janning, Inaugural Poet Laureate of South Euclid, Ohio
Lauren Camp
55:47
Beautiful new poems, Cathy!
Joanie Kirk
56:08
wonderful to hear you read Cathy. I love the Greek poems. it is windy, blustery here in Alaska as well. 35 degrees and snow coming . 10 inches by dawn.
Catherine Strisik
56:21
Thank you everyone. My heart is expanded.
Jan Smith
01:00:23
All of the poet's books can be purchased at bookshop.org; Catherine's books are available at SOMOS
John Roche
01:03:16
“Nothing is made less by dying”
Tammy Melody Gomez
01:03:20
"Nothing is made less by dying." wow.
Andrea Watson
01:04:45
I admire the detailing in each of the poems, Elizabeth.
Kathryn Ross
01:06:04
“the shape of a circle never lets you out” powerful
rose gordon
01:06:51
eat the sweetness...
John Roche
01:08:16
Such attentiveness to the natural world!
evebessier
01:10:56
Powerful!
Bookworks Albuquerque
01:11:16
Powerful! Long time fan of your work, Elizabeth. —Amanda
rose gordon
01:11:16
such delight in your poetry, the moments you notice and share with rich detail...delight until this poem, the songs of agony, so many songs in the world...I know that place and you have expressed it...the way everything broke open...and the sharp stone in your shoe
rachelblumkrauser
01:11:34
Beautiful poems, Elizabeth. Thank you so much for this reading.
Joanie Kirk
01:11:44
powerful words, beautiful . I love the detail of nature and life and death
evebessier
01:11:49
Jan, you are muted
Catherine Strisik
01:11:51
Stunning poetry, language
Kathryn Ross
01:12:24
Thank you Elizabeth, I was transported (and who knew beavers kissed!)
Joanne Kaufman
01:12:28
love your poems Elizabeth. luv j
Neetu
01:12:30
Beautiful poetry, poets! Thank you.
Andrea Watson
01:16:49
Each poem a life story, Mary, powerful and poignant.
Kathryn Ross
01:17:58
“awkward as catfish in their Sunday finest”
Veronica Golos
01:20:01
you know that laugh...
Veronica Golos
01:22:09
well told, so well told. run! run!
Catherine Strisik
01:22:10
You/your poems place me emotionally in each moment, Mary
evebessier
01:22:16
Huge impact this poem! On every level.
Bookworks Albuquerque
01:22:34
Dramatic and crucial testimony. And heartbreaking.
Iris Gersh
01:22:49
How you speak in your mother's voice is incredibly strong, Mary.
Kathryn Ross
01:23:12
wow, such powerful storytelling
John Roche
01:23:18
“Are you out there in the stealth night on the edge of blue?”—Always love this poem!
Joanie Kirk
01:23:48
so powerful, reaches deep inside me
rose gordon
01:24:17
blue surging blue
rachelblumkrauser
01:24:45
So moved by your powerful poems, Mary.
rose gordon
01:25:50
so much heart in the questions your poetry poses, not shrinking away from the pain, or the heart, or the possibilitiy of answers, or no answers. thank you
Veronica Golos
01:27:26
yes mary you are telling it, the truth, the poem.
Lauren Camp
01:27:34
“All ears and upset eyes.”
evebessier
01:27:36
Straight shot to the gut and the heart! Speaking truth!
John Roche
01:27:42
“Funny how Topeka is now Berlin”
evebessier
01:28:03
Wow!
rose gordon
01:28:20
a state so far from grace...
Tammy Melody Gomez
01:28:49
Thank you for this poetry of witness, Mary.
John Roche
01:29:02
“How many poems is one life worth?”
Joanie Kirk
01:29:13
speaks loudly to the silent voices
evebessier
01:29:14
“How many graves does silence hide?”
Bookworks Albuquerque
01:29:27
Love this one!
kate
01:30:06
Mary, Your words are essential! Thank you Kindly Kate Clare
evebessier
01:31:45
Big courage!
Kathryn Ross
01:31:55
Thank you Mary, such powerful poetry. You gave me goosebumps!
rose gordon
01:32:39
mary, thank you for witnessing with so much heart and truth
Bookworks Albuquerque
01:33:11
Que viva!
poetoishi
01:33:16
Thank you for including me.
Jessica Helen Lopez
01:33:24
Lovely work, Mary! ✊🏾
Joanie Kirk
01:34:43
I love your work Mary
evebessier
01:40:41
A beautiful tribute, deep and resonant! So true.
Lauren Camp
01:40:57
“I realized I’ve missed it again” — such a strong tribute to your mother
rose gordon
01:41:32
mira, mama, mira los diablitos...so much love and yearning and leaning in...
John Roche
01:41:52
“Finger nailing the names of your loved ones on styrofoam cups”
Catherine Strisik
01:43:23
The repitition like a prayer.
rose gordon
01:43:35
i take it all in for you my brothers and my sisters...i take it all in...Thank you
poetoishi
01:43:40
Beautiful, Levi! “For you, I take it all in.”
jsanchez31
01:44:06
Thank you Levi, so touching
Veronica Golos
01:45:33
yes, truth so much truth!
Joanie Kirk
01:45:42
Thank you for the invitation Cathy, such a nice way to spend Sunday afternoon. I have a birthday party to attend
kate
01:46:36
Familia! Con gusto Kate Węgrzyn
evebessier
01:47:46
Your words make me love life in all its glory!
John Roche
01:47:47
You bring your memories of family alive to us all! Wow!
poetoishi
01:48:04
Thank you for painting your life in New Mexico for us.
rose gordon
01:48:17
and this afternoon behind your words, the rain comes, now as part of your poem
rachelblumkrauser
01:49:01
Thank you for the beautiful powerful poems and reading, Levi.
evebessier
01:51:43
Gracias, Levi! So powerful!
Veronica Sanchez
01:51:44
another past Albuquerque Poet Laureate, 2014-2016, present today: Jessica Helen Lopez
Veronica Golos
01:52:09
that was BRAVO that last poem so important for all of us!
Veronica Sanchez
01:52:11
Eso, Levi! gracias!
John Roche
01:52:18
Poignant, exquisite poem to end on!
Robert Walker
01:52:27
Thank you, good hearts.
Catherine Strisik
01:52:31
Thank you, Levi. This final poem rich, true, acknowledging.
poetoishi
01:52:42
My spirit is nourished. Thank you so much, Catherine, Elizabeth and Levi!!!
Veronica Golos
01:52:43
thank you yes, and to Jan smith!!
Lauren Camp
01:52:45
It was great to hear your four voices together today. Thank you.
Tammy Melody Gomez
01:52:59
Thank you, poets laureate!
rose gordon
01:53:08
thank you Levi, for your local imagery and deep local heart.
Kathryn Ross
01:53:12
“..of that not so long ago” thank you Levi. I thoroughly enjoyed your words
estellelaure
01:53:15
Thank you so much! Wonderful!
Maria Garcia
01:53:19
Outstanding event! Thank you to the poets and Jan.
Elizabeth Jacobson Santa Fe PL
01:53:29
thank you everyone for joining us today~ LOVED hearing all the poems!
Laura Lilia
01:54:35
Very lovely readings and great inspiration to the soul that we are not alone in dark times, thank you 🦋🙏🏻💕
Tammy Melody Gomez
01:54:51
Links to the poets' books? Where to purchase them?
Veronica Sanchez
01:55:19
Great event, all - poetry on a Sunday afternoon! Thank you!
poetoishi
01:55:23
Thank you, Jan.
Jessica Helen Lopez
01:55:57
❤️❤️❤️❤️
Catherine Strisik
01:55:59
Thank you everyone for listening. And such an honor to share this afternoon with Mary, Elizabeth, Levi.
Gretchen Schulz
01:56:27
Thanks to all
Susy Crandall
01:56:40
wonderful readings, thank you everyone.