I believe Tim said this was the 116th Dire reading. So if you're looking for a place to read in the Boston/Cambridge area, Dire is one of the best known and longest-running series/open mics in the area.
Open mic or open mic: which is correct?
"Go into the jungle of my mind, god,
and send forth from a temple there
just like during a storm the force you'll find,
the dark sound of slaves in a hold where
a black, no-longer-dormant sea builds to a swirl,"
From "The Writer as a Man" by Rethabile Masilo.
On tap for this afternoon: manuscript revisions, a new poems, and shopping. Enjoy the day!