This Friday,Â April 22nd at 7:15pm, the Mad Poets’ Poetry Aloud and Alive series presents Brian SammondÂ at the Big Blue Marble bookstore in Mt. Airy.
Poet Brian Sammond has hosted poetry readings for the Mad Poets at Delaware County Science Institute, and currently hosts the Seasonal Madness series at Media Borough Hall. Â He has hosted readings at the Blend at Blue Bananas Cafe on South Street as well. Â But Brian is more than a host. Â He has been a featured reader for Mad Poets and Poetry Blam! Â Brian is a founding member of the Poetic Arts Performance Project. Â His poetry has been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Mad Poets Review. Some of Brian’s poems have also been set to music.
Brian unwinds from the rigor(morti)s of his programming career by riding his mountain bike about the hills of southeast Pennsylvania, playing with nieces and nephews, and of course writing poetry.
Brian’s poetry is fully thought out and finely wrought. Â He has a fine ear for nuance and appeals to all the senses, including the sense of humor. Â It is poetry you can appreciate and enjoy.
The featured reading, which begins at 7:15pm, will be followed by an open-reading-go-round hosted by Mike Cohen. Â All are invited to read a few minutes’ worth of their own poetry (or someone else’s) or just to listen and enjoy.
Big Blue Marble Book Store is located at:
551 Carpenter Lane
(Mt. Airy)Â Philadelphia, PA 19119