Last night I attended a reading in Santa Fe for Red Mountain Press, a micro-press focusing on poetry and memoirs of poets. The reading took place at my neighborhood performance space and was very well organized (poets introduced each other in a smooth-moving chain) and all was very pleasant except for the loudly hissing speakers.
Marc Talpert read from his book Altogether Ernest, a book written from the point-of-view of a 14-year old boy.
Elizabeth Raby read a very funny passage from an upcoming memoir tentatively titled Ransomed Voices from the Emily Dickinson quote,
"Silence is all we dread. There's ransom in a voice."
Gary Worth Moody read from his book Hazards of Grace. His poems included one about his father's death and about suffragette Inez Milholland. http://garyworthmoody.com
Donald Levering read some poems from an upcoming book and included topics about summertime repaving of roads, a few odes to the elements and a poem about the Sardine Queen's Ball.
Wayne Lee read some funny poems from his book Doggerel & Caterwauls including one about friends, one about rapatronic photography, and a funny new "found" psalm about baseball.
Susan Gardner ended the night with her delicate presentation of some new poems about the fires of New Mexico and another titled "Physics of the Iris."
To find their books: http://redmountainpress.us/