Bob Dylan Wilderside posts

Bob Dylan, the 2016 Nobel Prize winner in Literature has of course popped up in several ontheWilderside posts.

Bards by the Barn 7-29-16

poets Jeffrey Watkins, Ian Wilder, and 2013 Suffolk County poet laureate Pramila Venkateswaran. for poetry readings at Riverhead Library

Karl Grossman endorses Walt Whitman holiday

from Suffolk Closeup: Remembering Whitman by Karl Grossman Suffolk County Green Party activists Ian and Kimberly Wilder, lovers of poetry and nature, residents of Riverhead, have proposed making his birthday a national holiday. Said Ms. Wilder, a teacher, in an essay that is online ( “Walt Whitman was born close to me in West Hills…For me […]

Photos & Video: Whitman’s Leaves of Grass Marathon May 21, 2016

Photos and videos from Canio’s Books’ Leaves of Grass Marathon reading on May 21, 2016

How To Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Birthday

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 […]

Walt Whitman Marathon, May 21, 2016

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.

Triceratones at 5/6/16 PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

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
Claire Raby.

Leap Day 2016 Poetry Project

On Leap Day 2016, David A. Kirschenbaum asked some friends to write poems during the day,

Long Island Poetry Event: Poetry Around The World on 2/17/16

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 […]

Peacesmiths Coffeehouse 1/8/16

Music by Zack Reyes and Poetry by Steven Schmidt plus… Open Mic!

Welcome to Boog City Festival 9.5 2/12/16 – 2/14/16

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.

soul patch

when the sun blazes/or rain pours/you are the safe place/I come home to

Boog City 2015-16 NYC Events

Listing of Boog City NYC Poetry, music, and theater event from November 2015 to August 2016.

LI Poets Kimberly and Ian Wilder read at Sachem Library 8/25/15

Long Island poets Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder will perform at Sachem Library in Holbrook, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7pm. The poetry reading is titled “Children & Grown-ups” featuring poems about childhood and admiration. Among the grown-ups mentioned will be parents, local poets, and other heroes. Monthly Series at Sachem Public Library Poetry: Verse […]

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