February 13th: VouchedATL Presents Review!

26 Feb

On February 13th Vouched Atlanta hosted a reading at the Goat Farm with readings from Atlanta’s own James Nichols, Kory Calico, Jessie Donaghy, and Nicholas Tecosky. Such stupendous readers! Such a lovely evening! I want to share a bit about it with you before AWP craziness kicks in later this week in Chicago.

First off was James Nichols who read us poems and told us a bit about his punk rock/hardcore days. Everyone related. It was some kind of wonderful.

Following him was Kory Calico, who read us a poem and a short story that was poignant but not distressing. Calico is one of the most authentic people I know. Everyone should like him. Everyone does.

After a short break Jessie Donaghy took the reins and shared her words with us. There’s one poem she read about crocheting that really stuck with me. Here’s an excerpt of it from her website:

...loosely, with firmness in my fingertips,
pressing the latch and yarn
as I might a rosary; I mark minutes
with each thrust and loop,
remembering that only time
and the letting go and holding

Nick Tecosky took to the stage and had everyone crippled with laughter by the time he finished. He read us two of his favorite pieces he has written for WriteClubATL. They were stupendous. He reads with a fervor you have never before witnessed. We all tipped our hats to him. And then we laughed!

So many thank you’s to the Goatfarm and our lovely readers for making the evening such a success! Thank you also to everyone who joined us that evening!

The next Vouched Presents will be on Friday, April 6th! Please join us for this crazy badass line-up of readers:

Vouched Presents: J. Bradley, Tyler Gobble, Melysa Martinez, Christopher Newgent, Amy McDaniel, Brian Oliu, and Matt Bell! More details about that reading soon…

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One Response to “February 13th: VouchedATL Presents Review!”

  1. christopher. February 28, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    This looks so good. I can’t wait until April.

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