Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Found poetry: My Stone Soup Feature from 2/1/2012

I had no idea that this existed. I found this by accident. My feature starts about an hour into this and has work from "anti-social network" and earlier versions of poems from "The Shutting Door". The crowd laughs a lot, and often at times not appropriate for laughter.

My feature begins around the one hour mark. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Readings for The Shutting Door

January 21, 2014 Cambridge, Massachusetts

 Poetry in Porter Square, 7 PM

Porter Square Books
Porter Square Shopping Center
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Featuring with Rusty Barnes, Sarah Sweeney and Anne Champion


January 26, 2014 New York, New York

 George Wallace's Great Weather for Media, 4 PM

The Parkside Lounge
371 E. Houston Street, 

New York, NY

Featuring with Barbara Ann Branca

March 6, 2014 Bedford, Massachusetts

 Student Reading at Noon,  Lecture, 1-2:30 PM

Middlesex Community College, Bedford Campus

591 Springs Road
Bedford, Ma

Event sponsored by the college and faculty. Thanks Joe Nardoni.

March 8, 2014 Westborough, Massachusetts

An afternoon of words and music, 1-  3 PM

Tatnuck Booksellers

18 Lyman Street
Westborough, Ma

Featuring Krista Baroni and our special guests 
Michael Fisher, Lea C. Deschenes, and Eric Treehouse

April 12, 2014 Boston, Massachusetts

Boston National Poetry Marathon Festival, 3 PM

Boston Public Library
Copley Square

Boston, Massachusetts

Featuring with over 100 poets, which starts 9 AM and ends on Thursday Night 4/10 and ends Sunday 4/13

Hosted by Harris Gardner

April 13, 2014 Plymouth, Massachusetts

 The Art of Words/Mike Amado Memorial Series, 12 PM

Plymouth Center for the Arts
11 North Street, 

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Featuring with Chad Parenteau
Hosted by Jack Skully 

April 27, 2014 Wellesley, Massachusetts

Poetry Reading, 6 PM

Whole Food Markets Cooking/Teaching Space
442 Washington Street, 

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Featuring with Ivy Page and Lori Desrosiers

Hosted by Christopher Reilly

April 30, 2014 Sudbury, Massachusetts

A Symphony From Thin Air: Five Artists Discuss the Creative Process 7 PM

Goodnow Library 
21 Concord Road, Sudbury, Massachusetts

Panel Discussion with story spinner Brendyn Schneider, poet , composer and organist Jeffrey Brody, choreographer and dancer Anna Myers, and multimedia storyteller Catharine Weber

Hosted by Erica Ferencik 

May 2, 2014 Salem, Massachusetts


Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia Room

"Stone Soup Presents: Oddball Magazine Panel,", 3:30 PM
with Chad Parenteau, James Van Looy and Jason Wright

May 20, 2014 Boston Neighborhood Network

Willies Web Show, 7 PM

Boston Cable, 

View on live TV or stream from the site
Hosted by Willie Pleasants

June 4, 2014 Lynn, Massachusetts

Speak Up Spoken Word 7 PM

Walnut Street Cafe
157 Walnut Street, 

Lynn, Massachusetts


 Hosted by Tony Toledo

June 8, 2014 Gloucester, Massachusetts

Second Sunday Reading Series, 2 PM

Eastern Point Lit House
261 Main Street, 

Gloucester, Ma

Featuring with TBA
Hosted by Jenn Monroe, Eastern Point Lit House and Press

June 21, 2014 Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Mr. Hip Presents, 6:30 PM

UFORGE Gallery

767 Centre  St., Jamaica Plain

An evening of poetry and jazz
Hosted by Donald Vincent

July 15, 2014 Somerville, Ma

First and Last Poetry Series

Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, Ma

Hosted by Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock
Featuring with TBA


 July 26, 2014 New York, New York

New York Poetry Festival, Time TBA

Governor's Island, Colonel's Row

Poets from Dire Literary Series: Charles Coe, Eric Nelson, Suzanne Frischkorn, Teisha Dawn Twomey

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Shutting Door now has a Kindle Editon.

Ibbetson Street Press has published their work electronically but never as a Kindle Edition. I'm proud to be their first. You can buy it here for just $4.99!  It's nice to be part of a family.

Dysfunctional family or not,  the Kindle it's an additional option. Some people hate them:

The Shutting Door has done great as a paperback, and the print edition will remain and always be available.