MaryAnn McCarra-Fitzpatrick
Currently at The BRC Gallery, Bean Runner Cafe, 201 S. Division Street, Peekskill, NY  10566

Currently at The BRC Gallery, Bean Runner Cafe, 201 S. Division Street, Peekskill, NY  10566

SLAMbassadors……..

SLAMbassadors……..

bookpatrol:

Futurist poets in Moscow in 1911.
Clockwise from bottom left: Aleksei Kruchyonykh, David Burlyuk, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Nikolai Burlyuk, and Benedikt Livshits.

bookpatrol:

Futurist poets in Moscow in 1911.

Clockwise from bottom left: Aleksei Kruchyonykh, David Burlyuk, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Nikolai Burlyuk, and Benedikt Livshits.

littledallilasbookshelf:

Home Libraries

Friday 22nd August, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kiley Youth Center, 709 Main Street, Peekskill, NY

Friday 22nd August, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kiley Youth Center, 709 Main Street, Peekskill, NY

This coming Sunday…….in Peekskill, NY………

This coming Sunday…….in Peekskill, NY………

BLOOD DRIVE!!! SUNDAY 10th August 2014, Assumption Church, Peekskill, NY.

If you are in the area, please consider donating on 10th August.

BLOOD DRIVE - SUNDAY 10th AUGUST 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Blood reserves are challenged by Summer patient demand……..

Fr. Wilson Hall
Assumption Church
131 Union Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566

http://nybloodcenter.org/

GIVE BLOOD AND GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE!!! 

Poems forthcoming in “Florida English” literary journal…….

Very pleased to hear, today, that my poems “Shamrocks” and “Blood Pudding” will appear in the 2014 (Irish-American themed) issue of Florida English, forthcoming in October 2014.

Can’t wait to read all the contributions!!  I am sure it will be a fascinating issue!!

http://www.flacea.org/FLENG/FloridaEnglish11.htm

Three poems………..

Dresser

 two blue birds, their meeting

forever forestalled under the

china glaze, repeated, endlessly,

over teapot, dinner plates, side-

plates, teacups, and saucers

so smooth to her fingers, laundry-

chapped, as she sees the story

of lost love repeated, repeated,

repeated in blue and white,

upon the shelf, the shelf, the shelf

of blond wood that she stares at,

puzzling at some small imperfection

she cannot correct, the motes of

dust in a ray of sunlight mocking

her and still the dinner to be done,

be done, be done

 

Christmas Cards Tell The Weather

 Christmas cards tell the weather

report, the deaths and

illnesses,

borne by red robins wreathed in

a gleaming sparkle of snow, gritty to

the fingertips, caught by the light, the handwriting

fainter and fainter until it is

no more

still others enclose photos

of grave-faced children, familiar

yet unfamiliar, mouths silent,

name and number on their

reverse

as we stir the batter for

the Christmas cake we make

wishes, always wishes, how

wonderful the things the mind

can conceive.

the foreign taste of dates a

meaty sweetness, the

custard, hot, poured over

pudding and Christmas

yet to come

the bulbs burning on

the tree are hot to the touch,

the tinsel a magic of silver

 

Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon

Saturday night dissolves into

Sunday morning, the music

and talk died away now, slipping

on blackened shoes, securing the goldbead

clasp of a handbag with a

snap, hem straightened, and, powdered and

lipsticked, off to Mass

later, picking up soft rolls and the

bulk of a Sunday paper, inky fingers pressed

Silly-Putty upon the funnies,

turning it to see the image

you have created, this

duplicate of a duplicate, another

and another

later still, listening for the

jingle-music of change in a pocket

foreshadowing thick curds of

ice cream in a crisp cone, the

paths cut into the grass of the

park strips of brown earth

worn bare, naked as

open wounds

 

Publishers of Laughing Earth Lit……..published biannually………..

Some new poems posted……….

POETRY SLAM — AT THE KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART — SUNDAY 13th July 2014

Just writing to make sure you know about Poetry Slam taking place on Sunday. Here are the details from the website of the Katonah Museum of Art:

Poetry Slam: Write it, Read it, Shout it Out!
5:00 – 6:00 pm Practice poetry slam skills with ZORK 
6:00 – 7:30 pm Poetry Slam at the KMA

Join host and Westchester Slam Master Eric ZORK Alan for a fantastic and fun evening of poetry. If you love poetry, you will love it more. If you hate poetry, this event will change your mind. 

Make yourself heard in this first-ever poetry slam at the KMA. The open slam starts with a performance by National Slam Icon Eric ZORK Alan. Bring 1 -2 poems to share in the open slam, or just bring your open ears and clapping hands.

$15 Members, $20 non-members

http://www.katonahmuseum.org/

39 poems posted to the blog…….

'The Mammy Monologues' aims to take a no holds barred look at motherhood.

Journalists and authors Claire Allan and AM Scanlon will be compiling a comprehensive collection of first person experiences - from earth mothers to those who choose to be child free, bereaved mothers, reluctant mothers, young and old mothers. We will also look at women’s relationships with their own mothers - and how that has shaped their experiences.

We value your input and will regularly be crowd sourcing - believing that every mother has a story to tell.

For more information about this exciting project email:

mammymonologues@gmail.com

AM Scanlon is a journalist and writer and has had work published in the UK, Ireland and the USA. She writes for a wide variety of publications and has one non-fiction book under her belt: “It’s Not You, It’s Me! A Girl’s Guide to Dating in Ireland”. She is a regular contributor on television and radio.
She has one perfectly delightful son.

Claire Allan is an author and journalist. She has been a staff reporter and columnist. with the Derry Journal since 1999.
She has published seven fiction novels with Poolbeg Press in Ireland and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Ulster.
She has two perfectly delightful children (one of each).

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