Let's face it: Poetry readings can be deadly. Sometimes they're full of energy and spirit and riveting language, but more often than not, they're full of angst-ridden mumblers reciting lines that make no sense. (I'm fine with avant-garde poetry as long as it has some resonance; experiment for experiment's sake leaves me cold.) So imagine my pleased surprise when I attended Small Press Traffic's "30th Anniversary Reading: 30 Year Old Poets" earlier this month (co-curated by SPT's executive director, Elizabeth Treadwell Jackson) and found a trio of potent readers who made me... More >>>