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Kimberly & Ian WilderOnthewilderside.com is connected to Wilderside, Ltd. (A Social Enterprise, and our family project!)

What will you find here on the wilderside?

Long Island music coverage; festival listings; our poetry; poetry events; third party politics; Green Party politics; anti-war activism; justice issues; Occupy Wall Street updates; sustainable living ideas; and environmental issues. Also, affiliate shopping links for good stuff like books and music.

At election time, we rock on information you need, such as who is on the ballot and what is really going on.

Our focus circles outward: Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, USA, (and some international).

Please come back and visit.

Contact us

Here are our emails if you want to get more information, correct an error, or just say “Hi”.

Ian Wilder: ianwilder7@gmail.com

Kimberly Wilder: kimberlywilder06 at yahoo dot com


Biography of the co-creators

The Wilders’ life has always veered between art and politics. When they got together in the late 1990’s, Kimberly and Ian ratcheted up their activities. Together, Ian and Kimberly Wilder published chapbooks; gave dozens of poetry readings; wrote newspaper articles; and hosted events.

At a master class in poetry, Mark Rudman proclaimed of Kimberly: “Distemper is your muse.” At another master class, Yevgeny Yevtushenko proclaimed that Ian’s untitled snowflake poem is “perfect“.

Kimberly plays flute and piano, and is known to read poetry in French. She is an early childhood educator and commenter on education issues. Ian has performed spoken word as a part of the near-mythic folk groovin’ band Nylon & Steel.

The Wilders were excited to work on Ralph Nader’s 2000 presidential campaign. And, within four years they had: co-founded the Babylon Greens at their kitchen table; run the first full ticket of Greens in their town’s history; got Kimberly twice elected to the Executive Committee of Green Party of New York State (GPNYS) in 2002 -04. Following Kimberly, Ian served as th co-chair of the Green Party of New York State from 2004-2006.  They both served as delegates to the 2004 Green Party Presidential Convention in Milwaukee, and as delegates to the 2008 Green Party Presidential Convention in Chicago.

In early 2006, beginning with conversation at a Green Party meeting in New Paltz, NY, Ian created the peace slate concept which was used statewide by the GPNYS and nationally by GPUS. Kimberly & Ian developed the Long Island for Malachy campaign, and the website they created for it was archived by the Library of Congress as an example of the 2006 election: LongIsland for Malachy (At the Library of Congress: here.)

From 2008-2011, Kimberly was the Interim Coordinator of Peacesmiths, following in the footsteps of her friend,  Susan Blake.

Ian’s has completed 3 terms as  an elected member of his Co-op board, where he has served two terms as treasurer.  He now serves as the manager of a foreclosure prevention program at a nonprofit; secretary of a county Green Party; and president of the board of trustees of a local library.


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3 Responses

  1. Awesome, man

  2. Re: The Pentagon March-I am 76 years old but still in tolerably good shape. I would like to know if anyone is organizing transportation to Washington or failing that is there someone who is driving & wants passengers who will share expenses. Regards, Darrel Blaine Ford (631)661-7040

  3. I thought the Green Party was for protecting our environment but I see that I was wrong. It may make you progressives feel good but illegal immigration is destroying our environment and making billionaires that much more wealthy as the working poor and middleclass shrinks. Come up North to Huntington and walk around the station area and look at all the slumlords wares. Unsafe housing crime and gangs”not reported in the press” and multi-millionaires getting rich on our misery.Immigration controlled is a good thing but illegal immigration brings ruin to most areas and people except for the wealthy elite.

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