Oh — the Pi is my new home…

… or could be.

It’s 2:30am and we have to be on the road at 7, and still…

What a show — so so many thanks to Shannon Blowtorch & Tara & Bennie at the Pi Bar. PEOPLE — when you’re in Minneapolis, get you to the Pi Bar. An amazing performance venue/bar/restaurant & music that will not let you get off the floor if the dancing is happening. Thank you Annie for the goodie bag!

Thank you Blowtorch & T. for the quarters & hospitality & tunes!

The Pi & the Twin-Cities Femme Mafia hosted V & I tonight for the third leg of the Body Heat tour — Kathleen rested her ailing self for one more day and so we brought her CD & her words, as we did with Celestina’s — we miss you both!

We could not have been more welcomed and well-received here — and next time I come, I’m getting that tater-tot hot dish, I tell you what.

THANK YOUs to our incredible special guests:

  • Mashinda, who brought Kathleen’s opening poem into the room with a deep kind of ferocious energy that I SO hope you keep on rocking!!
  • Jess, a so-called virgin to the mic, so clear and comfortable up there on the stage, with pieces that tore my heart up in all the good ways…
  • Jamez, a sister-porn writer who shared his fierce poetry and strong, showering energy (and wonderful hugs!)
  • and yes, yes, Zakiya, whose fresh poetry nearly brought me to tears. I really want a copy of that one…

    Oh. What to do with so much shared energy, community — with this exchange of words and power and space and love?

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    We’re off tomorrow, back down 35 to Columbia, for our postponed show — hooray for the Rag Tag! This was a quick visit/reminder that up north here, winter lasts a long time… :)

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