With Valentine’s Day approaching, Cal Poly’s literary magazine Byzantium hosted its annual fundraiser, Loverspeak, a poetry night dedicated to the four-letter word: love. It was an emotional night of laughter and thought-provoking words.
English graduate student David Llamas: “Amazon Review.” A hilarious, literal reading of an Amazon Review.
English senior Bailey Satterfield: “Greatest Fear.” An intense look at the darker side of a romantic relationship through narrative prose.
English instructor Kevin Clark: “What Could I Do” and “47 Hours.” “What Could I Do” is about a crazy cowboy dream a husband has in which he needs to protect his wife from criminals. “47 Hours” is about a husband’s ineptitude while trying to help his wife as she’s giving birth to their daughter.
Philosophy senior Alea Grundler: “When I Knew.”
English junior Jacob Anshen: “For Bethany.” A Shakespearean-esque poem revealing the truths of love.
English senior Megan Healy: “Tinder; An Adventure.” A shocking and hilarious account of the notorious dating app.