Poet Randall Horton was the featured reader at Poets in the Park on Saturday, July 11, 2009. This reading was held at rain location Social Justice Center on Central Avenue in Albany.
From host Dan Wilcox‘s blog:
It’s been a rainy summer and the first reading on July 11 was moved indoors. Randall Horton began with some poems from his book The Definition of Place (Main Street Rag, 2006), persona poems about & in the voices of his family. He moved on to poems from his forth-coming Lingua Franca of Ninth Street, about his days in Washington, DC. With titles like “Minor Characters in somebody else’s Melodrama” & “Listening for the Perfect Sound” these too are also stories & character studies but urban & gritty. He ended with some newer work, also urban but more meditative, like “Looking Down at the City at Night” & “Testing the Limits of an Ontological Breakdown.”