Poetry, Poetry. Wherefore art thou, Poetry?

Saturday night I attended a friend's poetry reading in Oakland, hosted by Artifact. Will Skinker has single-handly renewed my interest in this art form (which faded many years ago after my high school English teacher tried to shove some garbagey Irish poetry down our throats - so garbagey in fact, I've blocked out the author's name...)

Check out Will's work here:
Word for Word

I also discovered the work of an exciting young artist, Noah Sakamoto. Below, an image of the piece I desperately want to own but probably (nay, definitely) cannot afford.