Friday, October 21, 2016

Good News

I just got notification of what will either be my last print publication credit of 2016 or my first of 2017. I'm excited because the journal accepted a poem that's near and dear to me.

I'll let you know more when more is announced.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Houseful of House Music for The End of October

The show with DJ Cruzz this Friday is just one of the house music events over the next couple of weeks. Find out all about them in this week's Underground Garden by Liza Zayas. Read it now at Oddball Magazine.

Here Comes a Punchline

"A Very Bad Joke" by James Van Looy. Read It's All One Thing (coming up on it's third anniversary) at Oddball Magazine.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

From The Bathroom at Out of The Blue

Re-resuming a series of random scenes of one of the overlooked but more active creative outlets at Out of The Blue.

It's one thing to write wisdom, but choose where you write it wisely.


Ginosko Literary Journal is Back

Issue 18 is now online. A couple of familiar names, a whole lot of new ones. Check it out here.


Here Comes The Knock Out

Thomas M. McDade finishes today with artwork by Ira Joel Haber. Thanks for reading Oddball Magazine.

Here We Go

 Monica Beaujon starts us off. Dr. Regina Valluzzi helps provide the first of a one-two punch of surreal art. Let's take a look at Oddball Magazine right now.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October 24: Stone Soup Says Welcome Back, Joyce Angela Jellison

 Joyce Angela Jellison has read at Stone Soup before, and she wrote me recently about missing the gallery wanting to come back and do a full reading. How can I resist a request like that? The gallery has changed quite a bit (including it's location) since Joyce performed there, and she's been quite busy herself. I'm sure you'll hear more about it this Monday, if you smart enough to come by. A lot has happened since those MoJo days. Let's catch up!

For Grandma

JP Lime's Prof wrote a tribute to his grandmother, who passed away recently. Read it today at Oddball Magazine.

Available Fall Workshops from Tom Daley

Tom says:

I have several spots open in an advanced poetry writing workshop and in a workshop for writers working in creative prose and poetry.

Both happen Monday nights at my house in Cambridge (7:45-9:45 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm respectively) and cost $200. The new, eight-week session starts Monday, October 31, 2015.

Anyone interested in registering should contact me at

Tuesday 4 Poetry in October

From Ken and Nadine Delano:

You are invited to Poetry next Tuesday Oct 25th but we will not be in our usual room. We will not be downstairs we will be upstairs in the Rotunda. It is small so we won't need a mic. So this will be an open Mouth event. See Poster for details.

ADD Poetry

"The Day I Was Ritalined" is the latest Jagged Thought poem column from Jason Wright. Read it now at Oddball Magazine.

Stay Tuned

Poetry at Oddball Magazine will resume later today. You'll know why by day's end. 

Happy Birthday, Alexandra Naughton

Hope to see you on the east coast again someday. 

Stone Soup Croutons, 10-17-16, Pity

Stone Soup Croutons is a weekly poem I write using lines and impressions 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. To paraphrase Lorne Michaels, the poem doesn't go up because it's good; it goes up because it's Tuesday morning. I've done fifty of them now, and you can access them all here.

Many thanks to M'shairi for a fine feature. We had a open mic filled with fans of her work and members of Gloria Monaghan's writing class. I grabbed everyone's words as best as I could and ended with a misheard lyric from James Van Looy. I used the misheard version even after I got clarification from James because it sounded funnier and I wanted to include him. He read his poem from last week again, and as great as it was I didn't want to make this a Trump poem again (though I guess it might have seeped in a little towards the end). There was a lot of sex in last night's poetry, from M'shairi and others ("hoetry" is what she called it at one point). It was great, and my one lingering regret is not having captured more of that. So you'll all just have to come back next week and read more of those poems, eh? Thanks for reading and enjoy this week's mash-up.


Always start with a sudden
squeal or squawk.
It helps when you try
asking God for a solid.

This time, God tells you
to get back to him
when you know what you want
besides one more angel in hell

Monday, October 17, 2016

Time to Go

Why Is There Less Content in Oddball Magazine Lately?

The facts are this: I have less web access than I used to. This would not be a big problem if it wasn't coupled with the fact that I am busier with many more things than I ever thought I'd be when I started my position as Associate Editor.  I am finishing my third year at Oddball Magazine, and I would like to close it out with Halloween poems, which I'll be doing a call for tonight or tomorrow (it's how I got my start, so I'd like to keep that tradition going). I'm not sure how things will progress for the near future, but I intend to keep on doing my best and hopefully help restore the magazine to some semblance of order. Thanks to all my readers for your patience.

Happy Birthda, Everett Rand

Can't wait to read the latest Mineshaft.

People I Want to See Tonight at Stone Soup

Ashley Wonder

I know I've posted this video a lot, but hey, I saw her posted as "Going" on Facebook. Sometimes that doesn't mean anything, but I'm hopeful.

Navah The Buddaphliii

I know Navah is going to be there.She recommended tonight's feature. I just want an excuse to post another video.

Muddy River Poetry Review is Up

Issue 15 of Zvi A. Sesling's online magazine is up and includes features on Dennis Daly, George Held and Emily Ferrara. All this and   more. Check it out here. 

So Long, Old Sneakers

Where a regular pair of sneakers fail my busy feet after six months or left, these babies lasted me almost a full year. It cost my feet a little toward the end, but these were amazing. I'm half convinced that someone at the sweatshop put extra padding and other stuff in them by accident and was probably docked and/or fired for doing so. Not that they looked anything special by the time I was done.

Pretty ratty on top, but the bottoms?


Breaking in my new pair this week.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Busy, Volatile

Busy doing Sunday things. I rarely rest on the seventh day.

Saturday, October 15, 2016