Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nick Vadala- Poetry Reading Response

That was easily one of the most nerve wracking things I've ever done. Having people just stare at you while you tell them about the time you shit your pants at a sleepover is a little bit intimidating, but I'm glad I got some laughs because I wouldn't have been able to continue otherwise. Also, the fact that there was a microphone made me more nervous somehow, I guess because I've never used one to speak in public before. I'm glad I got through it and was very proud of myself when a few people congratulated me afterwards. Thanks also to everyone who said they enjoyed me reading in their responses on this blog.

The reader that stuck out to me was--unfortunately I can't remember his name--the one who had the slideshow and did a hilarious rendition of "The KKK Took My Baby Away" by the Ramones. I would never have imagined using a Ramones song to parody the MLA, but his idea was great and his delivery of it was superb. Additionally, the line "It's a hockey puck fuck fest so grab your jason mask" nearly had me in tears. His reading was weird, quirky, and hilarious and I think he has a great future ahead of him with his unique style of presentation.

This poetry reading was a great experience and I feel honored to have read at it and heard the poetry of everyone else who decided to read. If this happens next year, I would definitely like to check it out.

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