Saturday, October 25, 2014

A Most Peculiar Halloween Poem

My girlfriend found this on Kinja.  I cracked up on the first stanza but ended reading it thinking, how odd. 

Oddball Magazine is Sponsoring INTO YOUR ART

Oddball Magazine is happy to sponsor and promote Into Your Art's "Live Art Event" happening November 7 at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. Join us for a wonderful night celebrating the brightest of Boston. Beginning next week, we will introduce you to the electrifying performers that are going to bless the stage two weeks from now. Read about them starting October 27, visit their Facebook page for further information, then go out on November 7 and show your support!

October 27: Here Comes Flatline Poetry

The four members of Flatline Poetry have entertained Stone Soup for four straight individual monthly features Lewis Morris, Kaleigh O’Keefe, Lissa Piercy and Guillermo Caballero. Now comes the feature we've all been waiting for with the entire group (minus Guillermo, who cannot make it this Monday, so we might have to bring him back again sooner than normal). Go over to this week's Stone Soup Servings column, which has links to the plethora of samples Oddball Magazine has published from all of four artists, and then please be at the event on Monday October 27. There's been a lot of build-up, and you'll finally get to see why.

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Halloween Preview

My sister sent me pictures of Smokey's new costume.

I think having long-tonuged Smokey as a frog is a little redundant, but what the hey.


Did four loads of laundry this morning starting at quarter of five so I wouldn't have to do any laundry this weekend.  Anyone who's done Sunday laundry at least five weeks in a row will see that this makes perfect sense.

Responding to an invitation to submit to a journal coming out next year.  Might be my first bit of good news for 2015.

More to come.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Over at Oddball: A Shade of Things to Come

Flatline Poetry is featuring next Monday at Stone Soup.  See two members, Lissa Piercy and Kaleigh O'Keefe, perform in a segment for Oddball Magazine's 3TV. 

One More DiDi Delgado Item Before Tonight's Feature

I forgot to post her Stone Soup Servings poem from this Friday at Oddball Magazine.

Yet Another Reason to Attend DiDi Delgado's Reading at Stone Soup Poetry Tonight

I was informed over the weekend that DiDi Delgado has put together a chapbook of her poems to debut at tonight's Stone Soup reading (October 20).  Keep in mind this is just the latest reason for you to attend. 

DiDi also promises a raffle drawing she has put together with prizes to be announced.  DiDi also promises complimentary food, including:

Coconut Square Fried Chicken
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Peas)
Bacon Pasta Salad
Heavenly Veggied Pasta Salad

Add to this the work of DiDi, as you have all had the opportunity to read ahead of time (at least twice, and you have no excuse at all.  We'll see you at 541 Massachusetts Avenue, the Out of The Blue Art Gallery's new location.  I guarantee we will have room for you.

My Work in The Blue Max Review(?)

I submitted work to The Blue Mas review, an Irish anthology, which comes out as part of the annual Fermoy International Poetry Festival.  This year, the theme was "Fathers and what must be said," a topic I had no shortage of poems on.  Months later, I received notice from poet Gene Barry, who also had work accepted and was nice enough to congratulate me on my Facebook wall.  I hope soon to find out what poems of mine were published and how to obtain a copy.    After some web searches that I was even able to find an image of the cover.  

I am honored that my work was accepted.  I've been throwing out questions to some of the contributors, likeDaniel Roy Connelly, who was able to attend the event after winning a separate competition.  Here's hoping I can get some answers and be able to get this book in my hands someday.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Happy Fiftieth Column, James Van Looy!

How does James Van Looy connect his family lineage, Afghanistan, Iraq, President Obama, Donald Rumsfeld and...the one poem-column? Check out the FIFTIETH installment of his appropriately named column, It's All One Thing, at Oddball Magazine.

Today at Oddball Magazine

Blessed be.  Janet Cormier is back with commentary at Bamboozled No More. 

Andrew Borne's Seven Times is back. 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 20: DiDi Delgado Promises Dinner and A Show

DiDi Delgado knows how to make an impression whether it's her open mic spots in and around Boston or her support of other poets and their venues when off the mic.  She will bring this attitude to the forefrontwhen she features on October 20 at Stone Soup.  Not only will  she be providing her poetry, but she will also be providing food for the ever-growing audience of attendees.  Some examples of the promised cuisine includes coconut square fried chicken, veggie salad and bacon pasta(!) salad.  If that wasn't enough, DiDi also promises a raffle with to-be announced prizes.  This is going to be an exciting night   The Out of The Blue Art Gallery is in a new location in Central Square, Cambridge.  541 Massachusetts Avenue.  The space for Stone Soup readings is so large, it's amazing to know that as the attendee list grows on Facebook, we will have little problem fitting everyone.  I hope we see as many people as possible come and take advantage of both DiDi's work and her generosity.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October 13: Arthur Ray Collins to End The Long Weekend

The Out of The Blue Art Gallery,  just as a reminder, has a new location in Central Square, Cambridge.  541 Massachusetts Avenue.  Jason Wright of Oddball Magazine will be hosting this event as we invite the Lizard Lounge's own Arthur Ray Collins to the center spotlight.  News of the larger gallery space is spreading, so I hope we get an bigger audience between that and the holiday weekend.  Trust me, friends, we have room, and we hope to see as many of you as possible.