Last night Baby Joseph, accompanied by Baby Stephanie, attended a reading at an art gallery, Enovy Enterprises, in the Lower East Side.
There were chandeliers and candles.
Brandon Downing, a Fence poet, read. Brandon went sporty and informal for the reading with jeans and a San Diego Padres T-shirt. The Padres are a baseball team (they’re almost in last place). Baby Joseph admires baseball. It’s a collective sport. Everyone — from the pitcher to the batter to the fielder — chips in to win. Baby Joseph believes very strongly in teamwork. When he takes the helm of Russia he’ll replace individual peasant farms with ones run by multiple workers.
One of Brandon’s poems mentioned dinosaurs. Baby Joseph is dear friends with many dinosaurs, including Barney, who is purple, soft, and cuddly.
The next poet to read was the beautiful Cathy Wagner. Cathy’s next book will be published by City Lights. Baby Joseph believes Cathy will make a lovely addition to City Lights beatnik-laden catalog. Baby Joseph can’t tolerate the beatniks’ explicit humanity.
Cathy wore a striking summery dress decorated in fetching polka dots. Her reading was equally enchanting. She sang medieval tunes, a song about making baskets, and asked the audience pointed questions like, “Who’s responsible for the oil spill in the Gulf?”
The final reader was Susana Gardner. Susana’s poem showcased the word “flaw.” But there were certainly no flaws in Susana’s style. Her black dress and pearl necklace was elegant.
There were many fashionable audience members, including a boy in spotless black sneakers and a girl in gold moccasins.
After the reading rumors began to circulate that the blond boy bombshell, Andrew Durbin, might get a haircut. Baby Joseph really hopes that this rumor is erroneous.