Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Better Late Than Never

Wise Words with Bruce Wise is back now at Oddball Magazine.

Welcome BACK to The Swamp

A chance to read the latest installation of the ongoing story over at JP Lime Productions via this week's Twist of JP Lime at Oddball Magazine.


Everything is Late

JP Lime Productions and Bruce Wise are coming out later in the evening.

Tomorrow Night

The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse to Features Storyteller Nancer Ballard this Saturday night.


In Short

Here's Janet Cormier's Bamboozled No More! courtesy of Oddball Magazine.

Between the Headlines is Back

"Trump’s Week of Veils and Shades" is my latest found poem on current events. I had a lot of fun working on this. As much fun as you can have working with depressing news. Read it now on Medium.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

So Giddy

I have a new "Between the Headlines" for tomorrow. I think you're going to like it as much as I do right now.

Never Just Another Day in The Garden

"Just Another Life," another piece by Liza Zayas in this week's edition of The Underground Garden, up now at Oddball Magazine.

And I Said, "What About Breakfast at Prince-Bishops?"

"The Prince-Bishops Castle" is one of many pieces James Van Looy wrote while he was traveling abroad earlier this year. Here's his latest It's All One Thing poem column today at Oddball Magazine.

New Out of The Blue Fundraiser

Support the Out of The Blue. Paypal button included here.

Happy Birthday, Joanie DiMartino

We have to get you back into Oddball Magazine soon.

Happy Birthday, Big Poppa Ben

View the text of the poem here.

All Right

With Oddball set up early, I have time to work on other things for once. Now I can finally try to wrap up Stone's Throw. Good times.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stone's Throw

Hoping to get this together by the end of the week to have it online and in people's hands by Monday.

First Friday Youth Open Mic Presents Kai Davis

First Friday Youth Open Mic
Kai Davis

Friday, June 2 from 7 - 10pm

First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St.

What Rough Beast

Read the latest installment on Indolent Books' poem-a-day project in the age of Trump. Today's poem is by Abigail Conklin.

A Nice Find

Angelica Maria Aguilera appeared a while ago on Button Poetry's YouTube channel as a runner up in their first ever poetry contest. A relevant piece even thought it's almost three weeks after Cinco de Mayo.

Correcting an Error (sorry, James)

Last week, Oddball Magazine published "A Day in London" by James Van Looy as part of his It's All One Thing column. He had provided us with a photo that we forgot to include. So we're reposting it hoping you'll see it as James intended before his new column goes up tomorrow. Thanks for reading Oddball Magazine.


Bestest Birthday Card

My girlfriend's daughter may go to Boston Latin, but she still makes her own cards. This is the one she did for my birthday this month.

Closing Time

Now we'll conclude with Carolyn Gregory 's poetry with artwork by DL Polonsky.Thanks for reading Oddball Magazine.

We're Up and Ready

Let's start wtih Bekah Steimel's poetry with artwork by Sally Deskins. The poetry party begins at Oddball Magazine.

Narrative Poems and Flash Fiction Wanted

From Mignon Ariel King:

Dear Writers,

Tell-Tale Chapbooks seeks narrative poems and flash fiction for the print journal "Tell-Tale Inklings #3".

The editor is looking for character studies that make revelations about the human spirit--for better or for worse.

Please read guidelines here before submitting.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


You think with Oddball being around for so long, we would have published something that talked about or even briefly referenced Game of Thrones. As it turns out, I think this is a first for us today.

Flemmings Beaubrun is back with another week of the Epic Autism Report at Oddball Magazine.

Jason Drops Another One

"Stoic. Heroic. Louder Than A Bomb." It's the latest Jagged Thought poem column from Jason Wright. Read it now at Oddball Magazine.

Order! Order!

CLS Ferguson kicks off the week of poetry with artwork by Ira Joel Haber in Oddball Magazine.

Stone Soup Croutons, 5-22-17, Down from the Mountain

Stone Soup Croutons is a weekly poem I write using lines and impressions butchered picked up from poems overheard from Stone Soup's open mic readers and features. I figure out a title (and sometimes the rest of the poem) later. You can read the other ones I've done since 2015 here. I'm slowly approaching the end of year two!

Thanks to Toby Altman for featuring alongside his other poet friends in the Boston area. We had a strong list of features and a strong open mic. I hope it comes out in the poem I wrote.

Down from the Mountain

Why do we hold the pin
for x amount of angels
to dance on?

Place the pins
on their celestial domes.
Put the pressure on them.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Stone Soup Tonight

Personal Space

Taken while walking to Copley Square last Tuesday.

You're About to Feel Awkward if You're Reading This on Your Phone

Bill Harvey's "The Odds" is back for another Monday at Oddball Magazine.

Happy Birthday, Bill Barnum.

Here's a video of him performing for his birthday two years ago. Hopefully we'll see him tonight.

The Oddball Show with C.C. Arshagra

On this edition of the podcast, the Oddballs welcome the Spoken Mind Poet, C.C. Arshagra, for a conversation on the active and real life of an artist today, how one achieves and measures success within that life, and the creative legacy one aims to leaves behind. Tune in by PRESSING PLAY to the one and only Oddball Show.


Right after I wrote my political piece, I got the fingers of my writing hand caught in a car door.

Maybe someone is trying to tell me something?

This Week's Friendly Reminder

This can't be said or written enough.

Newest Are We Great Yet? Column is Up

A new piece on Trump supporters. Hopefully this will go up on Politics Means Politics soon. For now, check out my short essay here.