January’s Fond Farewell

We were a supremely lucky bookstore on Saturday night, as we got to play host to a talented quartet: Christopher Petkus, Danielle Sellers, Ricardo Acevedo, and Greg Brownderville (below, left to right). The perfect finale to a brilliant month of events!

Christopher, Danielle, Ricardo, Greg

Christopher opened the show with some ethereal experimental guitar…

Danielle read some new work, as well as a selection of poems from Bone Key Elegies, her moving collection of mostly autobiographical poems about growing up in Key West.

Greg read “The Homemade Fireworks,” a captivating poem/prose work addressed to a writer friend who was thinking about putting down his pen. (Also: I heartily approve of the student from Memphis who spelled Brownderville with a little wondervillage.) And last but certainly not least, Christopher returned with his guitar to accompany the multi-talented Ricardo, who read a selection of poems—my favorite was the one in which he reminisces about visiting his grandfather, who described distant lightning storms as “heaven taking pictures.”