On April 7th I had the pleasure of presenting some of my Blackout Poetry at MassPoetry's Spring Showers event at Boston's Prudential Center. I've been away from poetry and art for a bit, concentrating on making theater here on the North Shore of Mass., and I wasn't realizing how much I was missing my other work. My primary work, that is. While theater is important to me, it's been taking up most of my time apart from my day job. Even with the rare occasion of free time, I haven't really focused on creating anything else. That started to change this week, beginning with my first public poetry event since last year's Poetry Festival.
So I did the Blackout thing, and I did the open mic thing, and, because I haven't been at nightly rehearsals this week (for once), I've been doing a lot more creating. Sometimes I just need that gentle reminder to myself that THIS is the work, THIS is the passion, and I can have others, I can wander down other roads, but Poetry and Art are my first loves. Vowing now to give them much more of the attention they deserve.