It was potluck and poetry at MVTV studios on Thursday

Pianist David Stanwood performs a song in between poetry sets. — Photo by Michael Cummo

On Thursday night local poets and musicians took to the MVTV studios for the 5th annual Potluck MV Poem in Your Pocket Day, produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Poetry Society. Many talented Islanders took turns on the podium in front of a studio audience for the live four-hour event. Host William Waterway presented the performers, including pianist David Stanwood, poet laureate Arnie Reisman, and poet Susan Pucuil, among others. Ten minutes were given to each poet, who rotated throughout the event. After each poetry reading, Island musicians provided interludes. The event, which was open to the public, also featured a table of potluck goodies for snacking.