Friday, April 1st: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

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 […]

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 […]

Poet Max Wheat’s new poem…”Barack Obama: Offshore Oil Drilling President”

Barack Obama: Offshore Oil Drilling President “Let me be clear: I continue to believe that domestic oil production is an important part of our overall strategy for energy security.” -Barrack Obama, President of the United States April 30, 2010 Youth, hundreds of thousands, probably more than in any election, campaign for the man who arouses […]

If you like poetry and culture: Here is Z place to be…

Steven Schmidt is one of our most culturally active friends. Steven used to run the “Z-list” which became famous for its presentation of cultural events and phases of the moon. Kelly Powell is a poet and a mom. Kelly glows with positive energy and community spirit. Steven and Kelly Powell make up one of the […]

Thursday, April 8: Walt Whitman Birthplace/Wilderness event with Max Wheat

Book discussion at Walt Whitman Birthplace “Reading Between the Lines Into the American Wilderness,” with Maxwell Wheat, Jr. as facilitator Thursday,  April 8, 2010 at 7pm at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic  Site and Interpretive Center 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Dix Hills (631 427-5240) Free Event (there may be a requested donation to […]

Video For Valentine’s Day: Poet Max Wheat’s love poem for Ginger

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Flip sides: Poetry, War and Peace

Last month, we posted an open letter from Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr., a poet of the peace community, who asked that President Obama read poetry before any discussions of military strategy. Max believes that this would help impress upon leaders the cost of war, and lead us towards peace. In sharing Max’s thoughts, a friend […]

Maxwell Wheat asks the President to read a poem with each military discussion

Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. First Poet Laureate of Nassau County, New York 2007-09 November  11, 2009 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D. C. 20500 Open Letter to President Barack Obama: Moments for Poetic Language in Military Decisions Dear President Obama: Respectfully, I suggest inclusion […]

Tonight! Fri., Nov 6th: PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse

This month…Sonny Meadows, Alan Semerdjian, Maxwell Wheat and Bob Westcott… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o_UZTvkJlg]

A Halloween poem by Maxwell Wheat, Jr.

Biggest Jack-O’-Lantern Ever “Grandfather, you told me you would give me the biggest Jack-O’-Lantern I’ve ever seen.” “That I will, Juliane,” Grandfather assures his ten-year-old granddaughter, “and now is the time.” “Oh, Grandfather, where is it?” she asks, darting her eyes over the back field. “All I see are left-there pumpkins. I don’t see a […]

Max Wheat: The poetic language should be on the agenda of any meeting of those who are waging peace

Full story and lots of other good stuff at PeaceSmiths.org Heralding the Beginning, October 2, 2009, of The World March for Peace and Nonviolence With a Poetry Reading Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. September 26, 2009 Smalls Jazz Club 183 W. 10th Avenue Greenwich Village, New York City Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes about the death of […]