|Foster's Daily Democrat writes:
Fellow poets offered verses of “dooryard” visits, sloths, nude models in college pondering laundry, among others, to honor Jennifer Lynn White, the city’s first poet laureate Saturday evening.
White, who lives in East Rochester, said she wants to provide more outlets for local poets to express themselves during her two-year tenure. She added she’s hosting reading sessions at the Busy Bean, a cafe on North Main Street, and will be teaching two six-week poetry classes at Artstream.
“I think reading poetry is perhaps the biggest thing of writing poetry,” White said.
White began the evening with a poem by E.E. Cummings, followed by “Scars,” one of her own creations. She added a lot of her poems are about scars and other rites of passages.
Andrew Periale, of Perry Alley Theater, followed White’s readings with a cooking skit performed entirely in Italian.
Poets Leslie Snow, John-Michael Albert, Pat Frisella and Neil English then joined Periale in a revolving series of poetry, each selecting another poem which somewhat pertained to previous verses.