Your Voice

Jun 22, 2016 at 10:35 am
Your Voice

On Gay in louisville: a march toward acceptance

I read and read through many paragraphs of this article, thinking why didn’t Michael interview Jack Kersey, who was still alive in Florida, as far as I knew ... And finally there it was. His dear Charles is gone, but Jack was a bulwark in the gay history of Louisville, as well as a resource to many others. — Roseanne Johnson Southard

Explain your erasure of lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and queers? — Afina Smith

On We’re singing in Gospel Bird’s choir

I will give it a try . But I really don’t find the prices “so reasonable” for what is offered. But then, maybe I don’t live on a restaurant critic’s pay. But all joking aside — do always enjoy your reviews.

— Robert Martin

on Into the wild: A conversation with Jack Harlow

Oh Jack, I don’t know you personally, but you know exactly what you want in life and what direction to go ...  You definitely have what it takes to be a success in your career and field of music!!!

— Linda Pierce

on drink in history at taj louisville

Drinking alcohol does not make you smart or beautiful, or anything else, except drunk. — Richard Graef

IDK. I’ve met lots of people who are more beautiful after I’ve had a few drinks. — Kendell Nash


Matthew Bevin, Governor,

from what tea-pot were you poured?

by 17 percent of KY voters you’re adored

Democrats of course are feeling seriously dejected

their absence on election day was why you were elected

Maybe not attending M.I.T. has given you an urge

to give the U of L trustees a monumental purge

Your sudden interest in KY higher education

seems strange considering your recent budget-cut fixation

Perhaps it makes a break from more abortion regulation?

By Keith Welch

web Exclusive

Last weekend, poets from 32 cities descended on Greensboro, North Carolina. They brought their best rhymes, and their tightest verses. For four days straight, at all hours of the day and night, Greensboro overflowed with slam poetry at the 24th-annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam.

“Cool,” you might be thinking, “But what does this have to do with me?”

Well next June, it’s happening here. Poets from dozens of cities will converge at a variety of venues in downtown Louisville for the 25th-annual Southern Fried.

I’m already stoked about it, and you should be too.

By Eli Keel

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