Poetry Reading

The last few months I’ve been reading my poetry at a local poetry group.  After a reading form a featured poet, they have an open mic session.  I’ve read a few there and one I marked for publication on their web site.  Here’s a link to the one they just put up:

I Must Go to the Sea

Note that the date is the date I did the reading (It all volunteers so it takes a while for these to get posted).

If you’re a poet, I encourage you to find an open mic and read your poems aloud.  I’ve found that process improves my writing and gives me insights that I’d otherwise miss.



About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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12 Responses to Poetry Reading

  1. Your poem is wonderful, Andrew, and relatable to our family and friends who have lost the cancer battle. It is also relatable to other horrible diseases, one my daughter has (23 yrs old). She’s fine, but it’s progressive and I’ve written many poems about the finding out, the process, and the anticipated outcome. As to poetry readings, I haven’t reached that brave line yet. 🙂


  2. Inspirational for cancer survivors, Andrew. It should be reposted on those sorts of sites.


    • So far I’ve only posted that to one cancer forum I belong to. I might go see if there are other places that might like to read it. It’s also one of the poems I am including in my poetry book.


  3. nimi naren says:

    You’ve beautifully captured a range of emotions in the poem Andrew. I like it


  4. Wonderful! Courageous!


  5. jfwknifton says:

    I know you said that an open mic is helpful, but I still think anyone who does it is very brave!


  6. I am a cancer survivor and can relate to the feelings in this poem. Your title immediately reminded me of John Masefield’s famous poem, “Sea Fever,” which reiterates “I must go down to the sea again….”


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