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Blacksmith House Poetry Series - Dennis Held and Derek Sheffield - Shared screen with speaker view
Derek Sheffield
21:35
Dear wonderful former students, Kal, Braxton, and Josie…So good to see you here!
Kal Cummings
21:55
Thank you! Glad to be here.
Derek Sheffield
22:04
Meg, You too! Just saw you!
Meg
22:59
Hi!
Holly Thorpe (she/her)
24:01
Woohoo! Yay Derek!
jean-paul
32:27
beautiful poem
chris
46:09
It's good to take a risk now and then!
jean-paul
49:35
thanks, D. Beautiful reading!
chris
49:40
Beautiful, Derek. Thank you.
Stephanie Regalado
50:02
Thank you, Derek. Beautiful.
Mel Flannery
50:04
So wonderful to hear you read Derek
John Whalen
50:54
The slow shatter of passing water…beautiful!
Zan Agzigian
52:14
Thank you, Derek!!
jean-paul
54:51
Hurray for Evergreen!
Mike Darcher
56:55
Bill Kittredge was half my education at UM.
Zan Agzigian
59:01
SpokanePublicRadio.org
Zan Agzigian
59:15
There’s the website to access the reading of the essay
Derek Sheffield
59:31
Here’s the audio of Dennis reading “What I’ll Miss”: https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/post/dennis-held-what-ill-miss#stream/0
Derek Sheffield
01:00:41
And here is Dennis’ farewell to this life in written form: https://www.terrain.org/2020/nonfiction/what-ill-miss/
Holly Thorpe (she/her)
01:00:59
“A poem should be about something and about something else” is the best summary of poetry I’ve ever heard.
David Long
01:02:50
Scrotum , , , might've been Neruda!
jean-paul
01:03:01
Two vasectomy poems in one reading, whoda thunk!
Derek Sheffield
01:03:43
Grateful Dead allusion
Holly Thorpe (she/her)
01:06:13
Can someone please post the links to purchase books? I think I missed them.
Zan Agzigian
01:06:22
EXACTLY, Dennis! Speak forth truth....
Susan Sampson
01:07:17
Fine Dennis's earlier book at ABE books, internet.
harkness01
01:07:31
Fab reading, Derek. Thank you!
jean-paul
01:08:15
Beautiful sound effects, Dennis!
Mel Flannery
01:08:47
Dennis, you are so fun to listen to. I enjoy the pace of your poems as well as the sounds and humor. Thank you!
Zan Agzigian
01:08:58
hahahahahaha great!
Zan Agzigian
01:09:13
YAY!!!
harkness01
01:09:45
You’re on fire, Dennis!
John Whalen
01:09:46
Circa 2000 Dennis recited this at a Poetry Slam at Mootsys Tavern in Spokane before he lived here or was well-known. That’s how we met.
Zan Agzigian
01:10:15
HAHA What a reading that was, John! Go Dennis...
Derek Sheffield
01:12:19
Yay Zan!
Zan Agzigian
01:12:34
Representing here!
Mel Flannery
01:13:39
The first time I’ve loved beat poetry
Derek Sheffield
01:13:56
Bash Basho!
Derek Sheffield
01:14:26
hahahaha!
maggie koch
01:14:29
Is there an audio recording of this poem?
Chris Jeffris
01:14:30
Cool, daddio! An awesome rap poem and tongue twister all balled up into one. I dig it!
Zan Agzigian
01:14:33
Right ON
David Long
01:14:46
Yipee.
Stephanie Regalado
01:16:58
Thank you for this—let’s do it again soon, pretty please. Rushing off to a zoom I can’t miss, sadly. Cheers to all.
Zan Agzigian
01:17:17
Bye, Stephanie!
Holly Thorpe (she/her)
01:18:56
Encore encore!!
Ron S
01:19:03
To buy Derek Sheffield’s new book Not For Luck from Porter Square Books, please visit https://www.portersquarebooks.com/book/9781611863895
Zan Agzigian
01:19:04
Encore
David Long
01:19:39
Thanks, Dennis
Mel Flannery
01:19:49
Derek, Thanks for this introduction to Dennis.
Chris Jeffris
01:19:58
Thank you so much Dennis.
maggie koch
01:20:06
This is such an inspiring way to end 2020! Thank you both. In memory of Bill...
Claudia Castro Luna
01:20:07
Thank you Dennis for your beautiful reading!
jean-paul
01:20:10
Thanks, Andrea, for hosting a great Zoom reading!
zacharyeddy
01:20:15
Wow! Wow! Wow! Unforgettable sonics and crushing imagery. Wow!
Tyler Irwin
01:20:17
Phenomenal, Dennis! I feel so fortunate to have listened in this evening. So great!
harkness01
01:20:29
Great, Dennis!
Zan Agzigian
01:20:31
Great reading, Dennis!
Ben
01:20:50
thanks for the gift of poems Derek and Dennis!
Nancy Koppelman
01:21:07
Dennis, the Dennis I knew way back when, still fully yourself, you, but not exact;y
alannelson
01:21:22
What a pleasure, Dennis, listening to your
Marge Manwaring
01:22:38
Thank you so much, Dennis and Derek! Beautiful, funny, poignant poems.
Zan Agzigian
01:22:48
LOL
David Long
01:23:12
I'm not on mic, but Kittredge was why I became a fiction writer. It's pretty much that simple.
Derek Sheffield
01:23:27
Thanks, David.
Zan Agzigian
01:23:36
Great stuff David
Mel Flannery
01:24:33
Dennis, you can’t leave this world wanting more of your words.You are a great poet and funny funny guy. Ted Kooser is another great.
Chris Jeffris
01:25:15
"What I'll Miss" is a wonderful piece, that can teach us all how to appreciate all that the universe has to give.
Mel Flannery
01:26:02
What I’ll miss is so authentic and engaging. I love it.
Patrick Dixon
01:26:03
Thanks so much Derek and Dennis. Such honest, fun poetry. So inspirational.
jean-paul
01:28:06
I think maybe
jean-paul
01:28:26
de
Zan Agzigian
01:29:20
He edited my collection of poetry and it was an incredible experience of honesty and clarity!
Zan Agzigian
01:29:53
Great story, Derek!
Lisa Langelier
01:30:29
thanks to both of you!
Jocelyn Hopkins
01:30:54
This is such a treat! Thank you Derek and Dennis, for sharing your amazing poetry with us! You've provided us a much needed escape from the crazy realities of the world today.
jean-paul
01:31:52
On east coast time and gotta eat dinner now. Thanks, D. and Dennis. Very encouraging reading. Stay safe and be well! (Trotsky is the real deal)
Zan Agzigian
01:31:55
ha
Zan Agzigian
01:33:33
Yes!
harkness01
01:34:31
Thank you, Dennis and Derek, for this great event.
Claudia Castro Luna
01:35:44
Love you Denis! So good to be in your company.
Holly Thorpe (she/her)
01:36:28
Sending you both my love! It was a joy to spend my evening with you.
John Whalen
01:36:46
Thank you . Beautiful reading!
Zan Agzigian
01:36:51
Bravo!
Joe Earleywine
01:36:58
Thank you all
Liz G
01:36:58
Thank you so much Derek & Dennis!
maggie koch
01:37:00
Thank you for such a great evening!
Tod Marshall
01:37:00
Thanks Derek and Dennis.
Fred Melton
01:37:01
thank you!!!!
Claudia Castro Luna
01:37:02
Thank you everyone!
Tyler Irwin
01:37:03
Thank you Derek and Dennis! Much appreciated!
Judy Mortner
01:37:12
right back atcha, thank you for sharing
Mike Darcher
01:37:43
Anyone familiar with the starkness that comprises central and eastern Washington should know, make that appreciate, how Sheff and Dennis have done to promote the written word.