Currently at The BRC Gallery, Bean Runner Cafe, 201 S. Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Futurist poets in Moscow in 1911.
Clockwise from bottom left: Aleksei Kruchyonykh, David Burlyuk, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Nikolai Burlyuk, and Benedikt Livshits.
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
131 Union Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566
GIVE BLOOD AND GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE!!!
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!!
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
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
still others enclose photos
of grave-faced children, familiar
yet unfamiliar, mouths silent,
name and number on their
as we stir the batter for
the Christmas cake we make
wishes, always wishes, how
wonderful the things the mind
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
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
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
The Mammy Monologues is an exciting new project examining motherhood from every angle -from the…
'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:
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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