Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Incredulity Tour Tour Diary, entry #1

The drive down here was somewhat taxing - especially when I was behind the wheel (who knew hands at 10 and 2 was so out?). Guess I'm just a born pedestrian, which explains so many uninterrupted years of living in New York.

Arrived in Louisville in time for a short nap, a bracing shower, and a quick trip over to The Rudyard Kipling for the InKY reading. The Rud, as it is affectionately referred to, is a charming venue with a great stage and sound system. Eek!, co-curator of InKY, is doing a tremendous job of promoting this fine reading series judging by last night's large and enthusiastic crowd.

There's nothing quite like Kentucky hospitality. Bethmerica emailed me a couple of days prior to the reading, wishing me a safe journey. MsHellion and Dr. Chingasa sat with us and later introduced us to their favorite Mayan restaurant. Mole + duck = inspired eating. Discuss and repeat!

I felt quite relaxed as I read from my two chapbooks, a selection from the tiny, and a brand-new poem, "The History of Fireworks and Parades," written especially for the occasion. As serendipity would have it, poet Erica Kaufman's roommate is a Kentucky native and was in attendance. A long-distance call was placed to Yournamehere at the appropriate point in the proceedings, so he could hear the first public reading of "You Will Be Pleasantly Surprised," a poem dedicated to him. He is clearly missed by his Louisville posse.

A late-night tour of downtown Louisville, courtesy Dottcomments, uncovered many unique sights. Photos to follow.

3 Comments:

Blogger yournamehere said...

Glad you had a good time. Will hopefully see you in the fall in Las Vegas, where the astonishing lack of hospitality will smack you in the face like a 2x4.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Steve,

Sorry I missed the opportunity to meet you while you were in Louisville. I've been visiting Todd in Vegas. Maybe next time?

1:55 PM  
Blogger dottcomments said...

N o o o o o.

Not THOSE photos.

10:50 PM  

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