Monday, April 10, 2006

Pictures from La Bodega

Some photos from the other night at La Bodega, all but the first taken by Arnee of British Council. (My efforts were pathetic - blurry profile images of poets with their eyes closed - blame it on the Long Island Iced Tea ...)

No room for even one more ... have you ever seen a poetry reading so packed?
Kutu guy Fahmi Fadzil reads No Exit ...
The sexy Sharanya Manivannan struts her stuff ...
Rahmat Harun sets the world on fire ...
The incomparable Francesca Beard ...

10 comments:

Anna said...

Indeed, Francesca is quite unique! She is full of pizzazz. I am sure, when a little girl, she must have been one of those kids who dream and speak aloud indifferent to the outside world only to catch from time to time its mesmerized stare and with a cute and innocent smile reenters her world as to bring back to us later a glimpse of eternal innonce.

XMOCHA! said...

so sad i couldnt be there, was halfway across town for a close friend's bday..sighs

lainieyeoh said...

ah, i must admit to being slightly, though pleasantly, surprised when i saw the crowd there.

bibliobibuli said...

anna - glad you made it ... and xmocha, sorry you didn't (long time since i saw you)

how come i didn't see you lainie? probably 'cos there were a few hundred people in between ... i got a cosy seat right at the front and i'll bet you were propping up the bar

who knows poetry might even catch on ...

lil ms d said...

wah hey it looked fun! sigh.

starbucks should do something like this. or have they done so? my memory fails me.

Sufian said...

I like Sharanya's poem the most. Poppish and cool. But the ending is too predictable.

Sharanya said...

Hi Sufian,

Thanks! :)

Just wondering: which poem did you mean?

lainieyeoh said...

i know many people who write poetry - but those who'll share? and read them out? :)

oh yeah - saw you the moment i stepped in, actually. you didn't see me cause i was seated at the table in front of the bar, next to ireneq :P I caught some of your open mic too, but had to leave halfway because my friends had to go.

natasya said...

*am trying to locate my head*

;)

Sufian said...

SH,

The 'everyone wants to jump you' poem.