Pictured above, one of my favorite readers of the evening -- Dean Rader, reading from his book Works & Days, winner of the 2010 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize (I have to include this because I gave my dad the complete works of T.S. Eliot for Christmas) about how to buy a gun in Havana.
When buying a gun in Havana, you don't say the word gun, or pistol, or anything else gun-like, you ask for platanos. You offer payment in euros in a neatly glued together packet of powdered milk. You get platanos. You hang out around the store and....I won't ruin for you. The poem itself is, of course, more eloquent.
He also read a piece about confessions of a blizzard. Snow, apparently, actually wants to be rain and get all cozy inside when the temperature starts to drop instead of working the blizzard scene. Again, poem said it more eloquently.