The September open mic at Milkboy Acoustic Cafe in Bryn Mawr was a close one. The audience was really split & the majority of our readers grabbed the exact same number of votes. Our leader — Linda Fischer — eeked it out, snagging one extra vote with a poem she said was brand new & that she was just trying out. I’d say it’s a keeper, Linda!
This month, we also had an honorable mention: “I don’t think poetry is about competition” also got a vote. Three cheers. Because I double checked and “I don’t think poetry is about competition” wasn’t even on the sign up sheet. I don’t remember hearing him/her read. Perhaps I was in the loo. Â Â …okay, seriously people, get over yourselves. The contest keeps it interesting.
Alright, snark exorcised.
So, while the monthly results keep us on our toes, it’s the final tally that will give us our November reader. And right now, here’s how it stands:
1st: Elliot Levy
2nd: Howard Lieberman
3rd (tie): Betti Kahn & Stephen Delia
If this little voting experiment has taught us anything, it’s that anything can happen. I can’t wait till our next reading, Oct 14th 7pm, when this all gets decided! Not only that, but we’ve got two awesome poets lined up. See you then.