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Wednesday, February 13, 20082/13/2008Feb132008266Rooftop Poetry Club: Valentine Day Poem Contest/Open Mic ReadingIn this special Valentine&#8217;s Day open mic, called &quot;Love is a Four-Letter Word,&quot; David Landrey explains why romance is fleeting, but baseball pennants are forever; Andrew Tapp tries to keep from exploding across the page in his first poetic performance; Perry Nicholas wonders what happened to the crying girl with the flower tattoo; Jennifer Campbell finds agape among the Greek ruins; Buffalo State Professor of English Karen Sands-O&#8217;Connor attempts to buy a happy ending with chocolate coins; David Sipos&#8217;s you-know-what is stolen by a bewitching kleptomaniac; Marcus Scott&#8217;s grief forces him to choose between suicide and genocide; Christine Starkey wonders what makes lovers act stupid; Gregg Gerke offers to introduce his illegitimate daughter to peppermint schnapps; Sandrah Jardine takes tea for two; Rachel Johnson&#8217;s heroine surveys virtual sexy naked sexy hottie; Lauren Giglia wishes there were a Wegman&#8217;s in Utah; and finally, Lisa Forrest imagines flowers taking care of a little old man in her short essay, &#8220;The Things We Carry.&#8221;</p> <p>Reading hosted by Lisa Forrest. Podcast recorded and hosted by Dennis Reed. Music courtesy of Podsafeaudio.com</p> <p><strong>Contents</strong></p> <p>00:00&nbsp; Podcast introduction by Dennis Reed (music: &quot;I.L.O.V.E.Y.O.U.&quot; by Carl Cubbedge)</p> <p>01:39&nbsp; Lisa Forrest's introduction</p> <p>02:09&nbsp; David Landrey</p> <p>05:03&nbsp; Andrew Tapp</p> <p>08:23&nbsp; Perry Nicholas</p> <p>11:20&nbsp; Jennifer Campbell</p> <p>14:06&nbsp; Karen Sands-O'Connor</p> <p>15:35&nbsp; David Sipos</p> <p>18:12&nbsp; Marcus Scott</p> <p>21:00&nbsp; Christina Starkey</p> <p>23:38&nbsp; Gregg Gerke</p> <p>29:13&nbsp; Sandrah Jardine</p> <p>32:18&nbsp; Rachel Johnson</p> <p>34:25&nbsp; Lauren Giglia</p> <p>36:55&nbsp; Lisa Forrest</p> <p>42:23&nbsp; Podcast conclusion by Dennis Reed</p> <p>2008/02/20080213_1600_poetry.mp32/13/200800:43:2331.31 MB8151Poetry9