at half a block, the line was less than usual (according to regulars)

New York – Open Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Café

There are few things that would keep me waiting outdoors on a cold night. Poetry is one. (Tom Waits is another, but that’s a different story.) After missing the Urbana Poetry Slam's open mic the prior night on account of a Nor’easter that delayed me in Raleigh, no way was I leaving my place in line at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe for anything as ordinary as warmth. Nowhere else have I ever seen a line for poetry; this one ran a half block which, according to a regular ahead of … [read more...]