Occupy Wall Street update: (Who did NYPD target last night?)

Sunday morning, January 1, 2012: I think this site is now streaming live in NYC: http://www.livestream.com/occupynyc2 Occupy Wall Street folks were definitely active until 5am on the streets. I think they are still gathered as of late morning, Sunday, January 1, 2012. Last night was a busy night in NYC. Hundreds of thousands of people […]

Video: Sparrow for President

KW writes: Sparrow, famous among NYC poetry circles, is running for President of the United States (again). Below is an exclusive interview from back-stage at The Poetry Project’s annual New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon. About the video…

Padma Lakshmi song at The Poetry Project 1/1/11 video

About the video…

The Poetry Project photos and report: Foamola, Steve Earle and more…

For my full set of photos, which I will update throughout the week, (more photos added on 1/7/2011) see the Flickr set: here. Ian and I went to the New Year’s Day poetry marathon for The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in NYC. It was joyful and inspiring, as ever.

Video of Patti Smith: Smiling in the New Year

Patti Smith reading at the 2010 Poetry Project Annual New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon. The event is to raise money for this vibrant arts community and venue. More info: here. Video and description from Youtube user Clairedelune:

Steve Earle video: peace and nonviolence

Youtube user Clairedelune is putting up some very powerful videos from the The Poetry Projects’ Annual, New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon. Here is Steve Earle reading a poem about peace. In the next video, Judith  Malina, of Living Theater, reads work from her late husband, Julian Beck…

The Acoustic Boogaloos at The Poetry Project 1/1/2010 video

From the Poetry Project’s Annual, New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon at St. Marks Church in NYC. January 1, 2010. (Donations still accepted to support this important arts organization in difficult economic times. Go to their website at: http://www.poetryproject.org ) The Acoustic Boogaloos perform “The Crush Song”. Concept by David Kirschenbaum of Boog Literature. Music by […]

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