Poets in Port, plus

Poets in Port is the 4th Friday of Every month: 07/22 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Milind Padki plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater.http://northportarts.org/ 08/26 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Ed Luhrs plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater.http://northportarts.org/ 09/23 Friday 7:30pm […]

Z-List Summer 2011

06/11 Please join NAC this Friday and Saturday for our 5th Annual Plein Air Painting Event. Observe fine painters at work along the waterfront all day on Friday and from 9-3 on Saturday. Meet the artists as they paint and choose a painting to bid on for our silent auction. Gallery reception starts at 11AM […]

Boog Fest 5 lineup 8/5-8/9/11 NYC

Update: Some photos from Boogfest 2011 are at Ian’s Flickr: here. Two months from now, from Fri., Aug. 5 through Tues. Aug. 9, we’ll be celebrating Boog’s 20th anniversary by putting on the fifth annual Welcome to Boog City poetry and music festival. The poetry readings are curated by Jim Behrle, Joanna Fuhrman, and me. The music is booked by Brian […]

Censorship: Howl & Tropic of Cancer readings 7/8- 7/9/11

B.J. SPOKE GALLERY CELEBRATES FILTH IN WALT WHITMAN COUNTRY B.J. Spoke Gallery, 299 Main Street Huntington, NY, 631-549-5106. bjspokegallery.com. B.J. Spoke Gallery in Huntington, Long Island, will be tributing resistance to literary censorship with an exhibition called Censorship, and with readings from works that were brought to trial on charges of obscenity. The readings are part of its […]

Boog Turns 20 With 5th Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival 8/5 – 8/9/11

Update: Some photos from Boogfest 2011 are at Ian’s Flickr: here. IW:  There’s a chance I will be reading there.  Keep you updated. Hi all, Boog turns 20 on Fri. Aug. 5, and we’ll kick off year 21 with our 5th annual Welcome to Boog City Poetry and Music Festival. The fest will span from—Save […]

Poets in Port Winter 2010/11 Sked

    11/26 Friday 7:30pm Open Poetry Reading Sponsored by the Northport Arts Coalition. Please include a favorite poem by someone else. Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://persistentfool.blogspot.com/2007/10/poets-in-port.html http://northportarts.org/ http://caffeportofino11768.com/ No Poets in Port in December. 2011:  

Welcome to Boog City 9/24 – 9/28/10 Lineup

Hi, A little over a month from now, from Fri., Sept. 24 through Tues. Sept. 28, we’ll be putting on the fourth annual Welcome to Boog City poetry and music festival. It will feature 43 poets and 17 musical acts over the five days. Among the festival highlights are: —our classic album live series presents it’s first […]

Meet in physical space: Upcoming Rev Billy for Mayor events

Vote Rev Billy For Mayor Of NYC It’s our Democracy, stupid! All problems can be traced to our inability to convene, to meet – physically – in public space. Meeting in public, the oldest form of Democracy, is also the most modern.  It is resisted by a byzantine system of police permits, insurance, surveillance.  Our […]

John Lennon and Ralph Nader

KW: Wow! This is trippy. On the Mike Douglas show, the guest hosts were John Lennon and Yoko Ono. And, then, Ralph Nader comes on as a guest! (Of course, this is before the Green Party existed! Too bad. Would have been a great endorsement!) I stumbled upon this video in a comment section on […]

Local artist: Wolfgang Vann

Ian and I have admired the paintings of Wolfgang Vann for awhile. We are excited to be helping him try to make a new leap in getting his artwork out into the world. Hope you will enjoy the video and share it around. There is a web-site under development. It is currently at: www.vanwolfgang.wordpress.com.

Poem for Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the eloquent shoe-tosser

I found this poem in a chapbook, on a table at the Poetry Project New Year’s Marathon Reading. I was startled with the resonance an old poem had with a new situation. And, I purchased the book. I thought it was a beautiful tribute and reflection on that moment when Iraqi journalist Muntadhar Al-Zeidi met […]

What to do on a snowy/rainy day on Long Island?

More stuff for a rainy day on Long Island (and beyond): So many people find this post on a rainy day. Thought it was time to add some more ideas: (Check first to make sure things are open. Museums in particular are finicky.) Peruse the music and info, and go shopping on-line at Peace Couple. […]

Some non-violent revenge on Bernie Madoff

Bernie Madoff did something very wrong. He stole resources from people. He stole resources from charities and foundations that affect people in need. Though, he is now out on bail, living in his fancy apartment in New York City. What should a peace activist, who believes in non-violence, wish for Bernie Madoff? Perhaps, a fair […]

Artist Andrew Wyeth dies at age 91

(excerpt from) USA Today Andrew Wyeth, one of the USA’s most acclaimed artists, died this morning at the age of 91, according to The News Journal. “Andy Wyeth died in his sleep peacefully at 4:25 today,” Phyllis Wyeth, his daughter-in-law, tells the paper. Andrew Wyeth’s website is: here.

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