Queen Lubu's Magnificent Appearance at the Morgantown Public Library
(For the full run-down on MPL's January literary performance event, go here. Many talented folks were involved with this event. Here's a huge shout out to Jay & Bonnie Mullins Dwire of the library for all their great work organizing. Much love & appreciation Jay & Bonnie!)
Is Lubu a Real Cat?
For example, the real cat does not actually say: "Fetch my food, meow, meow, NOW!"
The real cat does not ACTUALLY speak English. If she does, she's not telling me, anyhow.
"Queen Lubu" was written a few years back. I thank my good friend Emily Jewson for listening to the early versions.
Theodore Webb's Cat Poems
"Queen Lubu" is the funniest of my cat poems. The Morgantown Poets have gotten a kick out of it at Monongalia Arts Center & folks also seemed to enjoy it in Preston County. I performed "Queen Lubu" in Kingwood in December at the Christmas Tea & Treats event (thanks Georgeann Swiger & Patricia Patteson). Someone snatched up a copy of "Queen Lubu" soon after the performance, so I was glad to let that particular cat poem get adopted to a good home. Patricia had some great suggestions about what to do with this poem. Thanks Patricia & glad you enjoyed this fun poetry.
Thanks to the North-Central West Virginia Comedy Community
When I was a kid it was easier to laugh. Then things happened which apparently dulled my sense of humor. It was still there, but was being unused, like it was packed into the attic, you know the attic with a hole in the roof so that the sense of humor gets encased in a big block of ice. There were a few years I was sliding around in the icy attic with those folks with n.s.o.h. Fortunately, I was rescued by a talented group of folks I've been lucky to see warming everyone's hearts with great comedy (& other work), Tawnya Drake, Kasey Kesner, Seret Cole, Mara Monaghan, Christian Cox, Lauren Swann, The Fearless Fools & many others (including the comedians who've performed at 4th N Goal on Walnut Street).
Huge thanks to comedian Steve Goff for the excellent comedy writing workshop he did awhile back at Bridgeport Public Library. Steve always inspires me to do better by getting more humor into my work. Thanks Steve!
OK I've written enough here for a Sunday & I'm sure you have better things to do. Like listen to cat poems on the Internet. As if the Internet needs more cat humor.