Open reading period for submissions of poet theater until June 1, 2013.
Maria Sibylla Merian’s 366th birthday is the subject of today’s Google Doodle. She was a German naturalist who illustrated insects in a scientific way. Though, what got me excited, was the iguana!
Long Island peace and justice groups, gathered by North Country Peace Group, demonstrated in Port Jefferson today, to demand an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Charlotte Koons, a local activist and poet, read a poem written for the day. Video below… FAQ Q: Who marched in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY today?
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On the first day of Christmas my employer gave to me
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From TribLive News…The headline: “Man claims State Police fired him because he used ‘Ebonics’ in his reports“. The quote: “[William C. Peake of Pennsylvania] claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday that the State Police fired him…because of his race and a false claim that he used “Ebonics” in his reports.” A poem, written by [...]
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Saturday August 4, 2012 night of Welcome to Boog City festival at Brooklyn’s Unnameable Books, and Sunday at Poetry Theatre piece at Manhattan’s Sidewalk Cafe.
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Fresh from reading at an open mic in San Diego, Ian Wilder presents . . .
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Ian’s San Diego: waterfront, palm trees, Comic con discounts, poetry reading, a 70′s folk singer, Occupy SD, Azerbaijani food, a baby giraffe, and my romantic panda cam assignation.
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Our good friend and Poet Laureate, Max Wheat, sent this over… Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2pm (Rain or Shine) Sagamore Hill National Historic Site 12 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Poetry Has Come to TR’s Sagamore Hill Poetry is included in the Saturday, July 28th celebration of President Theodore Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill [...]
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Boog City’s festival will feature 51 poets, 12 musical acts, 6 political and radio talks, 6 poets theater plays, 1 workshop, and 1 panel over the four days.
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Walt Whitman is one of my favorite poets. I like to remember his birthday, which is on May 31st, and falls on a Thursday this year. There are some events and celebrations around this time at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Long Island. And, my idea for a holiday to this beloved, transcendentalist, nature poet [...]
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The poem Yet by Ian Wilder appears on the last track of Jim Frazzitta’s first solo album, Twenty Years Below.