Free Dance and Poetry Party – October 5, 2012

by Jimmy on October 8, 2012

Kimberly from Noni’s asked us to write free poems at their free dance event Death From Below held at the super underground Music Room on Edgewood. The only caveat was that it started at 11pm and went to 3 or 4 in the morning… and being the working-class conservative middle-aged number-crunching bureaucratic poets that we were, it was a wonder we even made it out there.

Of course I’m just speaking for myself. Nick Charis, one of our newest FPOD members, is a night owl and could’ve stayed up all night, probably. I, on the other hand, was falling asleep by 3am. Thankfully, the people who came out to dance were very enthusiastic about poetry, and very creative with their topic choices. Among them were: quantum entanglement, cylons, pirates, Tokyo Coco, and self diagnosed aspergers. The requester of that last topic also embroiled us in a long conversation about heteronyms! Word geeks unite!

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Jarz October 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I TOLD you it was a thing!

I went home and googled to discover they were called heteronyms, too! Remember the toilet one? SEWER. I can’t tell you how great it was to finally answer that question after a decade of remembering it/not being near a computer and thus unable to research the type of word/forgetting the unanswered query.

Thanks for the poem & conversation!


Jimmy Lo October 9, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Yes, but it’s not nearly as fun when the internet lists them all in one place. Oh well. BTW I was right about “moped”!


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