Posted on May 23, 2016 by iwilder
Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Onthewilderside proposes a national holiday for Whitman’s birthday. Below are some videos and ideas about how to honor this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language. For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The […]
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Posted on May 14, 2016 by iwilder
Walt Whitman leaves of Grass marathon reading 10am – 6 pm at Canio’s Books. Community poets, actors and others will read a selection of Whitman’s poems.
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Posted on April 25, 2016 by iwilder
The PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8pm presents Triceratones In The Round! with Rorie Kelly, Pauline Salotti, Martha Trachtenberg and
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Posted on March 26, 2016 by iwilder
PeaceSmiths Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry, and Whatever Coffeehouse on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8pm presents George Mann, Chris Connolly and Open Time.
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Posted on March 17, 2016 by iwilder
Posted on February 24, 2016 by iwilder
The bee celebration will include lunch, a presentation by an entomologist; a honey tasting led by Marina Marchese; a discussion of Colony Collapse Disorder; and a visit to hives.
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Posted on January 26, 2016 by iwilder
Poetry-Around-The-World A Global Languages Event for poetry listeners, readers, and performers Wednesday Evening February 17th at 6:30pm Riverhead Free Library Long Island, New York ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Poetry-Around-The World Kimberly Wilder will host an evening of sharing poetry in English and other languages. We invite […]
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Posted on January 2, 2016 by iwilder
The Festival includes Poetry Talk Talk; local indie music; a Classic Albums Live (Patti Smith’s Horses); d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses series with Spooky Girlfriend Press (Louisiana and Texas) poetry theater, and (of course) poetry readings.
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Posted on December 26, 2015 by iwilder
Brookhaven elected officials Romaine, Cartright, & Kepert vote to overturn Citizens United.
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Posted on December 25, 2015 by iwilder
Merry Christmas and Happy Winter Holidays to our friends, family, and readers. We were surprised by the beautiful weather, and the scenes we found by the water, here in Riverhead, on Christmas. Can’t remember a Long Island Christmas quite like this one. More Christmas along the river photos at our Flickr account here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskobYAxB
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Posted on December 23, 2015 by iwilder
Stop-and-frisk incidents have fallen dramatically while crime in New Stop & FriskYork City remains at record lows, according to data analysis released by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).
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Posted on December 18, 2015 by iwilder
A New Electoral Politics is Possible This article is meant to explore an alternative to what is given as a quadrennial binary choice of either attacking a progressive Democratic Presidential candidate or an imminent existential dilemma of Green Party closing shop and submitting to him. This article could have just as easily been written in past presidential election cycles […]
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