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Posted by : cj on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 04:08 PM
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This is no illusion. This photo shows only part of The Cafe, at 5115 N. Lincoln, when about 80 people literally crammed in on the evening of Tuesday, July 20. The poetry record of 28 poets set at the first poetry cram was smashed to smithereens, when 39 poets read during The Poetry Cram II, which was a benefit for The 2004 Chicago Poetry Fest; the event raised over $250. Never before was The Cafe so crammed, as when C.J. Laity took to the stage on that rainy night. And the quality of the poetry, ah, the quality . . . was wonderful. I won't bother going into detail, because if you missed it, shame on you.

Now that the record has been broken, the Year of Good Karma can resume; a New Poetry Order has been established. To ensure the good karma flows at ChicagoPoetry.com, Publisher Laity has established a new "parody page," where he will publish his rants and raves from this point on. The new page here at ChicagoPoetry.com can be found only by the domain name e-poet.net or by clicking on that new banner with the toilet at the right of the home page. Now readers will have a choice. Those who wish to keep up with Laity's signature rants can check out his new project, e-poet.net. Those who wish to skip the madness, can concentrate on the uninterrupted Chicago poetry news here at ChicagoPoetry.com. Those who desire both, knock yourself out.

Thank you for reading Operation Poetic Justice. Our mission was a success! Please vote in our poetry contest. And see you at the poetry fest. Solidarity forever!


 
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