I couldn’t stop fucking laughing at these so they deserve its own post
whoever you are, please come forward so that I may congratulate you properly
With your help we can bring this dream to full fruition. The New York City Poetry Festival came to life in the summer of 2011. With only the will and the blind ambition of the festival’s founders, a dedicated group of their closest friends and allies, and the support of a local student community of interns and volunteers, New York City enjoyed the largest and most fruitful gathering of poets this city has ever seen. Help us make New York City the great cultural Bastian of our time. It is time this city stopped relying on reputation alone, broke though the walls of entrenched institutions and became the place it was destined to be, a place so sorely needed, a place so hopefully sought out by so many.
It gets a little grim…
Today is the release of “For You,” my first poetry album.
“For You” is a collection of my spoken word poetry with an emphasis on using personal narrative to shed light on social and political issues that effect us all. For all the “Body Empowerment” followers, viewers, and fans out there, two of the tracks include poems about my own experience with and recovery from eating disorders: “Fat” and “How Not To Purge.”
The album is available for purchase through my website: http://www.carolinerothstein.com/contact/ - as well as iTunes, and CD Baby. But I recommend my website so you can have a real live copy in hand!
It’s a perfect holiday gift for socially conscious, word savvy, artistic family and friends! Thanks for your support!
Hugs and blessings,
With over 700 people reading it cover to cover, and almost 20,000 unique visitors to look at it in a single day, Ampersand magazine should have something for everyone!
Read it now!!
APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA
How soon we come to road’s end—
Failure, our two-dimensional side-kick, flat dream-light,
Won’t jump-start or burn us in,
Dogwood insidious in its constellations of part-charred cross points,
Spring’s via Dolorosa
flashed out in a dread profusion,
Nowhere to go but up, nowhere to turn, dead world-weight,
They’ve gone and done it again,
Spring’s sap-crippled, arthritic, winter-weathered, myth limb,
Whose roots are my mother’s hair.
Thursday, May 26, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Summer Open Mic Series
Hosted by Angel Nafis
Featuring poets Jon Sands, Jeanann Verlee, and Taylor Mali from Writebloody Publishing
…In the spirit of bringing together the worlds of written literature and spoken word performance, Greenlight Bookstore is excited to host a new monthly open mic series from May to August. Hosted by Greenlight’s own Angel Nafis, a nationally recognized performer and poet, the series will offer the opportunity for local poets and performers to bring their work to the microphone, and each evening will conclude with a featured performance by some of the most highly acclaimed stage poets in the New York scene.
In May, the series features three poets published by Writebloody Publishing:
Jon Sands! author of The New Clean, a professional artist and performer who has represented New York City multiple times at the National Poetry Slam;
Taylor Mali! author of The Last Time As We Are, director of the New Teacher Project and creator of Teacher! Teacher! an award-winning one-man show about poetry, teaching, and math;
and Jeanann Verlee! author of Racing Hummingbirds and a former punk rocker whose work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies. Open mic participants should arrive at 7 PM to sign up for a reading slot; readings must be no more than three minutes. Wine will be served.
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