Friday, September 22, 2017

New Season, New Hope

Already, the fall season is looking up. 

I might have the opportunity to do some voice over work for an animated short. Just saying the two-word title would give too much away (and probably jinx me).

More projects brewing, including one or two video projects I hopefully will get help on. It's mostly related to personal archives, but I want to share it with you.

We'll see what happens.

I forget sometimes how nice it is to know you survived another summer.


Hello, Autumn

Starting out today with my annual re-posting of my poem "Bye to Summer."

I've had worse summers, but I'm still glad it's over.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Summer 2017 Highlight

Saw a shirtless man asking for spare change in the middle of Dorchester Ave. his sign read "Too ugly to strip."

I hope I never need to steal his idea. But if I do...


Happy Birthday Ryk McIntyre




Seeing Summer Off


Sat down in an open area after work while everyone was instinctively seeking shelter from the blowing leaves and cooler breeze.

This wasn't weather that made people want to gather outside in crowds, which suited me just fine.

No Underground Garden

Liza Zayas is out due to illness. I hope she gets well soon. So this week, check out her Underground Garden archive and come back next week for more of her work in Oddball Magazine.


9/11 and Things We Likely HAVE Forgotten

James Van Looy is back with his poem column. Read It's All One Thing up at Oddball Magazine.

Happy Belated Birthday Jeannie Nunes


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Poetry Break

Surprise! It's flash fiction by Paul Klindon with photography by Glenn Bowie! Thanks for checking out Oddball Magazine.

Let's Go!

David Rodriguez kicks us off with Wednesday poetry with art by returning contributor Bill Wolak. We're off to a good start today at Oddball Magazine.

Still Life After Breakfast, Part 11

Found this scene yesterday afternoon. I usually do my still life's in the morning, but I made an exception in this case.


From Janet Cormier


Art by Janet Cormier

Hey Folks

I will be exhibiting in JAMAICA PLAIN OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday, Sept. 23 & Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
@ First Church 7 Elliot St.
off Centre St., near the JP Monument
11 AM to 6 PM
 
See you then,
 Remember to tell friends,
Peace,
Janet

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cambridge at Night

Took this Saturday night while walking down Mass Ave after Toni Bee's Art in The Park event.


With the kind of weather we'll be having over the next few days, this might be the last nice nighttime view we'll see for a while.

Next Week: Tuesday 4 Poetry

Hosted by Ken and Nadine Delano.


Week 2

Flemmings Beaubrun recaps the New England Patriots' recent game in this week's Epic Autism Report over at Oddball Magazine.

Tonight! Don't Forget!

The First and Last Word Poetry Series is happening tonight in Somerville.


Showing you The Columnists Again

Let's start with Jason Wright with his latest poem column. It's another busy day at Oddball Magazine.

Your Poetry Fix is Here

Sneha Subramanian Kanta kicks off with a wonderful poem. Her poem is nicely paired with artwork by Luis Lázaro Tijerina. If I have anything to say about it, this won't be the last time you see either person at Oddball Magazine. 

Free Dean?


I have no idea why they wrote this on their driveway. Doing a search didn't bring up anything (nothing pleasant anyway). I welcome any input.

Stone Soup Croutons, 9-18-17, Poets as Cowards



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. To paraphrase Lorne Michaels, this poem doesn't go up because it's ready, it goes on because it's Tuesday morning.

Last night was another all-open mic. It was a good time for all. I'm sorry that the poem was a little more positive. I mostly spurred from a joke I keep on cracking about poets being too scared to take the number one slot. Who am I to talk anyway? I've been participating in the open mic lately, and I don't put my name on the list at all!

Poem follows. Thanks for reading.


Poets as Cowards

We wait to be reborn
by mail order machine god,
brought to journey's end
without a single step.

That Moment

When  you're Oddball Magazine posts are all set before everyone around you wakes up.


Sunday, September 17, 2017

New Piece Up


I didn't think I had the time or energy to do a piece this weekend, but here's my latest Between the Headlines, a found poem based on recent news events, available now on Medium. 

At Work

Working on another one of these for the afternoon. Hopefully, it will be up son.