…just another night at the bar…

Bar Scene II

August’s Sizzlin’ Hot Summer Poetry Series: “A Conversation of Heartbreak, Love, Lust, and Loss” with fellow poets Lynnie Gobeille, Mo’ Mancini and Larry Krips at Symposium Books in East Greenwich was a great success! Photos of our reading, which was accompanied by jazz musician Mark Taber, are below. Enjoy!

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Even poets get the blues on Sunday, August 9!

Sizzlin' Hot Summer Poetry Series August 9

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating in the Sizzlin’ Hot Summer Poetry Series: “A Conversation of Heartbreak, Love, Lust, and Loss” with fellow poets Lynnie Gobeille, Mo’ Mancini and Larry Krips on Sunday, August 9, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Symposium Books in East Greenwich. Our reading will be paired with Blues on Sunday featuring a special guest — jazz musician Mark Taber.

The event is sponsored by Razee Motorcycle Center, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Symposium Books is located at 1000 Division Street, East Greenwich, RI. For more information, you can visit the specifics here: http://www.symposiumbooks.com/sizzling-hot-summer-poetry-series-presents-mark-taber-blues-on-sunday-sun-aug-9, on their website at http://symposiumbooks.com, or call 401-886-1600. Want something convenient to hang on your ‘fridge? Print out the flyer:

August 9th Poetry and Blues Event Poster

Hope to see you there!

TIME CORRECTION: Warm up Winter with an Afternoon of Poetry!

Evening of Poetry Symposium Books

This original post had the incorrect time for the event. The correct time is February 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Warm up your winter during An Afternoon of Poetry Sunday, February 8, from 3 p.m. to  5 p.m. at Symposium Books in East Greenwich, RI! I’ll be reading with Tom Chandler, Lynnie Gobeille and former Poet Laureate Lisa Starr.

The store is located at 1000 Division Street (Dave’s Market Plaza) in East Greenwich. Hope to see you there!

TIME CORRECTION: Warm up Winter with an Afternoon of Poetry!

Evening of Poetry Symposium Books

This original post had the incorrect time for the event. The correct time is February 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Warm up your winter during An Afternoon of Poetry Sunday, February 8, from 3 p.m. to  5 p.m. at Symposium Books in East Greenwich, RI! I’ll be reading with Tom Chandler, Lynnie Gobeille and former Poet Laureate Lisa Starr.

The store is located at 1000 Division Street (Dave’s Market Plaza) in East Greenwich. Hope to see you there!

I’ve the honor of being guest poet tomorrow…

Hope Street Book Cover

…at the release event for the poetry collection HOPE STREET: Nine New England Poets on Love and Loss! The event takes place tomorrow, Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Symposium Books in East Greenwich, RI.

The afternoon will feature readings and a reception with an Open Mic, and I’ll have the pleasure of reading a couple of my own poems before introducing the nine RI Poetry Loft poets whose work appears in this collection: Nancy E. Brown, James Cronin, Michael Crowley, Diane Dolphin, Joan Fishbein, Karen Haskell, Maureen Lapre, Beatrice Lazarus, and Sandra Moran.

For more information, visit http://symposiumbooks.com/or call 401-886-1600. If you’d like to check out the book, visit http://mainstreetrag.com/bookstore/product/hope-street/

For your convenience, the flyer is below. Hope to see you all there!

9 flyer HOPE STREET

Give Words a Space with me on Sept. 18

Hello all,

I’ll be participating in Give Words a Space, an OutLoud event at the Jamestown Arts Center next Thursday, September 18. This exciting evening of poetry readings, music, and dramatic monologue will kick off at 7 p.m. with refreshments. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

Joining me are Robert Carothers, Craig Watson, David Dragone, and Rossible Kurz. You can read more about them below.

The Jamestown Arts Center is located at 18 Valley Street in Jamestown, RI. For more information, visit their website at http://www.jamestownartcenter.org.

Robert Carothers has the distinction of being a poet, a lawyer, a professor and university
administrator. His first poems appeared in 1965 in magazines and journals while he was a
graduate student at Kent State University and he has continued publishing work ever since.
He has published three small books of his poetry. In 1969 he taught his first of many poetry
workshops for student writers at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania and his last one at the
University of Rhode Island in 2012. In the meantime, he served as president of Southwest
Minnesota State University, chancellor of the Minnesota University System, and for 18 years
as the president of the University of Rhode Island.

Craig Watson is the author of Sleepwalking With Orpheus, Secret Histories, True News and
four other books. He has worked in the performing arts, corporate arts, literary arts and
emergency arts, among other oddly grouped activities. In 2010 he retired as the Associate
Artistic Director for Trinity Repertory Company, a professional theater in Providence. Except
for one generation, his family has owned property in Jamestown since the mid-1700s.

David Dragone has been self-employed in Rhode Island as a piano tuner and violin
teacher for over ten years. Many of his poems have been published in national magazines
such as California Quarterly, Common Ground Review, Bryant Literary Review, and Avocet.
Three of his poems have appeared in the Sunday Providence Journal, and he was an award
winner in Newport Life’s inaugural writing issue. David’s poetry has been repeatedly featured
on Rhode Island NPR and Trinity Repertory Company performed one of his poems as part of
their radio theatre program. He lives in Middletown with his wife and college age son, and is
the proud new grandfather of Nathan Fullerton.

Rossibel Kurz is a freshman at NECC pursuing a degree in American Sign Language. She
is passionate about dance and was most recently seen in the High Mowing High School
productions of Finnian’s Rainbow in the role of Silent Susan and as The Cuban Dancer in
Guys and Dolls. Rossibel loves to write poetry, paint and work with stained glass. She
received the Most Valued Player for soccer in her junior year.

Come to Bridgefest this Tuesday!

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be reading some new poetry (yes! Stuff making its public debut!) at BRIDGEFEST this Tuesday, July 29, as the event presents MUSIC TO MY EARS by Ocean State Poets in Jamestown.

Joining me will be poets Ira Schaeffer,  Dave Dragone,  Victoria DuBois, Kathy Kroener, Diana Cole, Margie Flanders, Juliana Anderson, Bill Carpenter, Larry Krips, Carol Anderheggen, and Brian Callahan.

Don’t miss this evening of poetry and music…make it a Time-Out-for-You Tuesday, if you will! The event runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jamestown Central Church, 99 Narragansett Street, Jamestown, RI.

Hope to see you there! For more information about Bridgefest and to get downloadable schedules, visit here: http://newportbridgefest.com/.