Hello all, welcome to Professor Emeritus Keith Ratzlaff’s poetry reading. When it comes time for questions if you would please post your questions using the chat function at the bottom middle of your screen that would be great. We will relay the questions to Keith here in the Mills Gallery. Due to feedback issues everyone tuning in through zoom will be muted. Thank you for understanding.
We will be starting shortly. When it comes time for questions, please post them to the chat and we will relay them to Keith. Thank you!
Would love to see a scan of the room once just to see everyone!
We love you, Professor Ratzlaff!
Keith Ratzlaff cannot see the chat so I will relay the messages to him later.
The sound quality is great.
Doing his by Zoom is weird, but you are doing great!
Great lockdown beard, too!
Hi, Professor Cannon!
Hi, Professor Stark!
If any of you have questions please post them to the chat
My seven-year-old wants to know if you have a son.
How has the creation of this collection differ from earlier collection in both creation and now reflecting on the completed collection?
Hello again, James Hekkel! So good to have you here for Keith R's reading!!
I'm glad it is online! I would attend more events this way!
Hi James…yes, it is good to see you there!
Wonderful, James Hekel! I agree with Walter Cannon!
How many people are in the room?
12 in the room
thank you so much Keith!
My pleasure! Thanks for the great reading! Let's go have a beer!
Amanda Johnson, PhD
Virtual clap. Well done. Beautiful work!
Thank you. And thanks for streaming it!
Just beautiful. Thank you Keith!
Thank you all for attending
Thank you so much, Keith!
Amanda Johnson, PhD
Hi James! Your children are adorable!
Will a recording be posted?
A recording will be available soon
Great. Thank you.
Hello again, David Chivers! Thank you for attending!
Not sure where we will need to post it but we will find out and let you all know.
Nicely done Keith…this turned out quite well, but I’d like to see some of the pictures. And more poems, of course. And James, you’re looking very good there. Stay healthy!
Hello, Mary! Thank you. It was great. Hello, Walter! It was great to be able to attend it.
Thank you, Keith! Some of my students were able to attend. Thanks also to Mat and Brian for making this possible!
Hi David! Nice meeting you this way.
your welcome Mary, from all of us!
And Mary, hope you’re doing well too!
Thanks Matt for turning the camera around!
You and Professor Ratslaff look the same! Well, you might be a bit skinnier and he a bit whiter in the beard, perhaps.
Take care and be well, everyone. I hope more readings are streamed in this way.
Sorry to end the online conversation but I need to shut this down now. Thank you all for attending
I think Keith is taking on a Whitmanesque visage