In addition to the reading in memory of the much memorialized Rollo Whitehead, some people were also celebrating Steve Dalachinsky's birthday and the anniversary of his Bar-mitzvah, and they weren't willing to do it quietly. After all, it's only once a year that Steve has a birthday, so why be quiet?
Anyway, there were a lot of poets there, they might have even outnumbered the number of people who were there to just listen. I wouldn't be surprised, since in the 21st Century poetry is no longer a popular medium except when it's in a rap or a pop song. I guess that's sort of sad, but that's the way things are. But just because an art form isn't popular doesn't mean it's not good. Popularity and quality are not synonyms. Just because it's not on the best-seller's list doesn't mean it's not good. It just means not as many people know about it.
Anyway, there will be lots more photos coming over the next few days as I finish selecting and editing them. Check back often and you are sure to see something new.
And don't forget to check out the latest collection of unbearably good material from the Unbearables, The Unbearables Big Book of Sex, available from the publisher, Autonomedia as well as other places - such as the St. Mark's Bookshop, for those of you who are trying to help them do enough business to stay in business.