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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 on Amazon

    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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    Please visit our Etsy shop at: Wilderside Vintage and Antique Jewelry
    Eco-Fashion!
    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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EA Poe reading 10/30/16 in Riverhead

Reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s work on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2pm to 4pm at Vines & Hops, 127 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901.

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 (ontheWilderside.com): “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.

Walt Whitman’s Birthday: Celebrate poetry, nature, and silence on May 31st

Poet Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York, on May 31, 1819. Below are some videos and ideas about how everyone can celebrate this wonderful poet, thinker, and experimenter of language on his birthday. For those of us on Long Island, please do not forget the annual events at The Walt Whitman Birthplace […]

Super Poem Sunday on Super Bowl Day

A Super Bowl event for poets and their fans

Boog City 75: 2012 Election Issue

tell us about your choice of (or whether or not you’ll vote for) president

Ray Bradbury dies at age 91

Ray Bradbury, author and science fiction legend, has died at age 91. Story at Reuters: here. Onthewilderside’s Ian Wilder comments that Ray Bradbury was a visionary, like HG Wells. I, too, have great feelings of admiration for Ray Bradbury, because I was so inspired by his short stories in The Illustrated Man. In addition, The […]

Poet Walt Whitman’s Birthday is May 31st: Celebrate in Silence

Walt Whitman is one of my favorite poets. I like to remember his birthday, which is on May 31st, and falls on a  [Thursday for 2012 and Friday for 2013] this year. There are some events and celebrations around this time at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Long Island. And, my idea for a holiday […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Eliot Katz: Ginsberg and the NY Times article on the Beats & the Tea Party

Dear Friends (who were also friends of Allen’s): In the October 10th New York Times Book Review, there was an article by Lee Siegel comparing the views of Beat Generation writers, including Allen’s, to the right-wing Tea Party movement. I wrote a letter to the Book Review editor in response because I thought it was […]