Honored and Humbled

This evening was my first poetry reading ever, and was of a poem recently published in Lief Magazine.  I was nervous as hell, as public speaking is something I have been good at avoiding.  The editors of Lief, Mike Finley and Danny Klecko, were gracious in accepting the poem “Playground” and asking me to read at SubText in Saint Paul.  This was a humbling experience, as so many other writers, well-known in MN and beyond, also read their work.  It was an entertaining evening, and one I am honored to be a part of.

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I am a student of zen and nature, and work to balance people, technology, and the environment.

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12 Replies to “Honored and Humbled”

  1. Congratulations William ~ so wonderful!!!

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    1. Thank you Robyn! Definitely one of those things I needed to get through, for the experience, and exposure. Glad this first one is over with.

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  2. Congratulations brother!! Welcome to the club! I hope this is the first of many, many successful outings…

    Cheers!!

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    1. Greg, thank you! I hope so too, and now I look forward to the next one. I’m responding to your email as we speak (write).

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  3. Congrats on your first reading–well done!

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    1. Thank you, appreciate the support and kind words.

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  4. Congrats!

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    1. Thank you, I appreciate that!

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  5. One would never know this was your “virgin” reading….as Mike so eloquently pointed out! Great job! Great poem!

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    1. Thank you love. I was there, and am here, because of you.

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  6. Great reading.

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    1. Thank you David, I truly appreciate that. What a great group of people last night – warm, welcoming, real. Real people.

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