Monday, August 2, 2010

Cafe Muse: The Truths of Patricia Davis & Henry Israeli

So much for the doldrums of August. Cafe Muse and talented audience of over 25 welcomed poet-playwright Patricia Davis and Philadelphia poet Henry Israeli.

Patricia Davis hot from a Capital Fringe production of her play Alternative Methods, which is headed to the New York City Fringe, read from The Blindfold's Eyes, the book she authored with Sister Dianna Ortiz. Her play Alternative Methods is drawn from the book. The play and book examine what it means to be tortured.

Henry Israeli said that Patricia's intense presentation was a hard act to follow so he changed the mood completely with sassy poems like "Mickey Mouse Blinks Out" and "Minnie in the Passenger Seat." These poems and others came from his book Praying to the Black Cat.

Making significant contribution the audience presented some awesome work. Readers included such poets as Sandra Beasley, Don Illich, Perry Epes, Judith McCombs and a number of others.

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