Poetry/Chapbook Festival in NYC – Beginning Wed. March 28

This looks like a great event for fun and sharing. Sent to us by our friend Ana Božičević, a great poet, who has performed at PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse. -KW 2012 Chapbook Festival Wed – Fri, Mar 28-30 Wednesday-Friday March 28th-30th Location: Center for Book Arts 28 West 27th Street, NYC More info at: www.chapfest.wordpress.com 10am-1pm and […]

Patti Smith video: Thoughts on Occupy and The Year 2012

Where can you find new energy in the world? Who greeted the new year with the most profound and changeful ideas? Answer: The Poetry Project. Ian and I missed it this year. Though, The 38th Annual Poetry Project New Years Day Marathon at St.Marks Church in NYC went on as usual this year — as […]

Oct 23: Poets for Renewable Energy and Peace event in NYC

Featuring: Anne Waldman, Eliot Katz, Sahar Muradi, Zohra Saed, The Mast (featuring Haale Gafori and Matt Kilmer), Sara Goudarzi, Bob Rosenthal, Papoleto Melendez, Yusuf Misdaq, Tahani Salah, Jackie Sheeler, Chris Brandt, David Henderson, and surprise special guests. 10/22/2011 update: New additions to the evening’s celebrations: -Plus! Guest speaker, the author and investigative reporter, Greg Palast […]

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. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRZEUY0OeQg] About the video…

Blogging vs. Poetry: Sparrow comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kWTB_zj0xk] About the video…

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

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNW2ouxoEwM] 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: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbmzZc0A4YM]

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… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m-mbm9zNso]

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

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCctqQjEjA8] 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 […]