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    The Green Party has continually opposed entry into war and has consistently called for the immediate return of our troops, in stark contrast to the Democratic and Republican parties.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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    Choosing vintage or antique jewelry to wear and/or gift, is a way to be gentle on the planet. Remembering the Waste Hierarchy Triangle, folks who love the planet should always try to…”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Please share or donate your own jewelry and try buying vintage rather than new.

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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 […]

Super Poem Sunday on Super Bowl Day

A Super Bowl event for poets and their fans

Port Jeff Peace March 3/30/13: Charlotte Koons poem video & Photos

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?

Politics, Poetry, Music: Events this week to heal the world, invigorate the soul, and/or challenge power

There’s so much to do  in the world, I can hardly keep up with sharing the news… So, here are some (somewhat vague) mentions of things happening in the LI/NYC area over the next week that might heal the world and shift the Ch’i:

2012 Long Island: Super Bowl poetry event

Come to The Walt Whitman Birthplace where Long Island Poetry Collective will host… Super Poem Sunday IV Sunday, February 5th, 2012! 1pm to 5pm Photos from last year’s event at our onthewilderside Flickr: here. In honor of both Super events, you can find a collection of Sports Poetry books here. Link to a collection of […]

Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Two videos and a special way to celebrate!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBo6Z4nPIN0] About the video…

Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration: Sunday, May 8th in Huntington

Update: Video from the event Did you know Walt Whitman was born right here, on Long Island, New York? Whitman’s birthplace is still standing, as a museum in West Hills, Long Island, New York (across from the Walt Whitman Mall). Every year there is an annual celebration around Walt Whitman’s Birthday (which is actually, May […]

5/6/11 Coffeehouse: Music and a creative LGBTIQ presentation (via PeaceSmiths)

PeaceSmiths May Coffeehouse Friday, May 6th 8pm First up: Music with Drivin’ Wheel  (Sonny Meadows, Bob Westcott, Robert Langley) Second set: Hermaphrodites with Attitude present “Out Full Monty” Cynthya BrianKate and John Schindler (Un)cover LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer) Issues* Third set: Open Mic, maybe you! The PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse is held at: The […]

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse: Photos and quick report

Hope you were there. If you missed it, come by on Friday, May 6th! Photos and report at the PeaceSmiths website: www.peacesmiths.org (Includes photos of: Maxwell Wheat, Jerry Ahern, Richard Barnhart, and Maxine McKenzie-Materowski.)

2011 Super Poems on Super Bowl Day!

2016 Super Poem Sunday event info is at the Walt Whitman Birthplace: here. ________________________ For links to Super Bowl poems click here and see more links at bottom of this post. ________________________ For 2012: Super Poem Sunday IV at Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington Sunday, Feb 5, 2012 at 1pm In honor of both Super […]

PS Coffeehouse: December 3rd, with Left on Red, Tom Stock and Max Wheat (via PeaceSmiths)

The PeaceSmiths, Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse for December will be… Friday, December 3, 2010 at 8pm _______________ A special presentation of art and poetry on the subject of war and peace with Tom Stock and Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. and Music by the duo: Left on Red – Liah Alonso and […]

Jane Eyre: New video and link to trailer

See below for link to trailer at MTV. What are you going to do while you wait in eager anticipation for the new Jane Eyre movie, coming out in March 2011? Me: I made a video project. Hope you will be interested in watching it. I promise it does not have any real plot spoilers. […]

Halloween Trick-a Poem: A suggestion for poets and poetry enthusiasts by Max Wheat

Halloween Trick—a Poem Play a trick on the trick-or-treaters. Read them a poem. Drop a copy into each bag with the treat — Write your own poem. If not enough time this year, books of Halloween poetry are abundant. Check your library or bookstore.  Or use one of the poems included in this mailing. Of […]

November Coffeehouse! (via PeaceSmiths)

PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse TONIGHT! Friday, November 5, 2010! The PeaceSmiths, Topical, A-Typical, Folk Music, Poetry and Whatever Coffeehouse for November will be: Friday, November 5th at 8pm Music by Grand Folk Railroad Musicians: Mike Christian, Susan Cohen, Frank Doris, Bill Resvanis and Poetry by David Kirschenbaum Editor and publisher of Boog City, a New York City-based […]