Here I am reading poetry in my hometown Starbucks! The name of the poem is 1979.

To watch the video click on:   1979

My poem is about my being a brunette teenager in NYC, during the summer of 77′, and fearful of the Son of Sam. He was also known also known as the .44 Caliber Killer.  David Berkowitz was a serial killer who shot young lovers, in New York City, with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver. He was caught on August 10, 1977. Obviously my poem title is off by a few years. I have thought to change the name of the poem. But then, that would have changed my memory. Maybe something happened to me in 79′ to make that year spark in my mind. Only my hypnotist will know.

Thanks to Bob Shanley for recording me and to someone named Victor Poretz. Also to the Performance Poets Association for asking me to feature and hosting the event at Starbucks: Long Beach, NY

 

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