Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Harry Chapin on Songwriting

David Schnittman on a songwriting workshop with Harry Chapin: "that was very interesting. I still remember the advice he gave about writing lyrics. Paraphrasing, he said: Once you got your lyric and you think you've got a great opening line, make that your SECOND line and (or verse) and put another one (even better) in front of that. Simple and elegant tool I thought..."

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

interesting

Pinocchio Paradox
http://analysis.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/01/27/analys.anr007.full
http://analysis.oxfordjournals.org/content/70/2/212.full

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Amazingly

According to Google, no-one else has posted "The smog comes in on litter box feet."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bach Festival

Rosalind Tureck Playing Goldberg variations on WKCR. (89.9FM NYC, wkcr.org)
I'm not her biggest fan, but this is good! Bach Fest through New Year's Eve.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Choice Events on Long Island

  • 10/04 Monday 7pm Peace Poets Westbury Library 445 Jefferson Street

  • 10/06 Tomaž Šalamun Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun is one of Europe’s most prominent poets and a leader of the European avant-garde. He is the author of more than 30 collections of poetry in Slovenian and English. Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 7 p.m. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus Hofstra U. free and open to the public. (516) 463-5410 http://hofstra.edu/gwgr.

  • 10/07 Thursday 7:00pm - 8:45pm Poet Lynn Cooper plus Open Reading, hosted by Judy Turek & Jamie White at Westbury Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, NY

  • 10/09 2:00pm Saturday poets Edgar Carlson and Narges Rothermel plus open reading at Locust Valley Library 170 Buckram Road, Locust Valley (516) 671-1837 http://www.nassaulibrary.org/locustv/

  • 10/09 Saturday 6:30pm - 9:00pm Tiokasin Ghosthorse & Matou Concert & Discussion in Honor of Mother Earth Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark on Mainstreet 232 Main Street - Port Washington, NY 11050 for more information or to reserve a seat: 516-457-3885 to purchase tickets on line: http://poetographylongisland.com/Paumanok/Current_Events.html

  • 10/10 Sun 2-4pm, featured reader,Darryl Blaine Ford,the personification of Walt Whitman + Open reading hosted by Nancy Keating Babylon Village Arts Council "Poetry in the Village" series. Babylon Public Library, 24 S. Carll Avenue in Babylon Village.(631) 669-1624 http://www.babylonvillagearts.org/ 631-669-1810

  • 10/15 Fri 8pm Poetry Conklin Barn, New York Ave just South of High St, Huntington

  • 10/16 Saturday 9:30am-2pm [?] Write Poems about the Long Island Salt Marshes Poetry Writing Workshop With Maxwell C. Wheat, Jr. First Poet Laureate, Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center Jones Beach State Park To Register & for Directions 516-679-7254 Bring Brown Bag Lunch. Binoculars if Possible. Jerry Ahern, Sea Cliff, song writer, guitarist, folk singer will be at each workshop singing his environmental and Long Island songs. http://maxwellcorydonwheatjr.com/

  • 10/16 opening at about 6:30 with a poetry feature,then an all arts welcome open mic. Corvinus & Nicola Borders Stony Brook

  • 10/19 Tuesday poet JR Turek plus open reading at Wyld Chyld Tattoo Café, 1708 Sunrise Hwy, Merrick, NY 516 662 0192 + Open Mic http://www.performancepoets.org/

  • 10/22 Fri 7:30pm poet Giovanni Corvinus + open reading. Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://persistentfool.blogspot.com/2007/10/poets-in-port.html

  • 10/23 Saturday 2-4 pm Poets Joan Higuchi and Gloria g Murray East Meadow Public Library, 1886 Front St.

  • 10/24 Sunday 12:00pm - 8:00pm Patchogue Arts festival Patchogue Theatre For the Performing Arts 12pm: Walking Art Tour 5pm: Improv/Playback, Music, Poetry

  • 10/24 Sunday 3:00 pm : Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company Lively Arts Concert Series Van Nostrand Theater, Sagtikos Arts Bldg. Grant Campus, Suffolk Community College Brentwood, NY Tickets & Info: 631-851-6589 http://www.solysombra.org/

  • 10/25 Monday 7:30pm Long Island Poetry Collective presents Max Wheat plus open reading--The (optional) theme for the open reading is "Monumental Fire" Barnes & Noble East Northport

  • 10/26 Tuesday 7pm poet Russ Green + open reading hosted by Lorraine Conlin, Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY http://www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com/

  • 10/29 Friday 5:00pm RYAN CASSATA W/ THE CLICK FIVE (KYLE PATRICK) @ VIBE LOUNGE The Vibe Lounge 60 North Park Ave Rockville Centre, NY

  • 10/31 Sunday 6:00pm The North Sea Poetry Scene at Best Bargain Books, WalMart Shopping Center, 217 Middle Country Road, Centereach (631) 737-7777 Open Mic follows

  • 11/03 Stephen Dunn Part of Hofstra’s 75th Anniversary Celebration! Poet and Hofstra alumnus Stephen Dunn is the author of 16 books, including Different Hours, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His newest collection of poems, Here and Now, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in May 2011. Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 3 p.m. Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus Hofstra U. free and open to the public. (516) 463-5410 http://hofstra.edu/gwgr.

  • 11/04 Thursday 7:00pm - 8:45pm Perspectives Anthology Reading http://www.bardsinitiative.com/localgems/perspectives.html Westbury Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, NY

  • 11/06 Saturday 4:00 - 6:00pm The Healing Sounds of Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Lobsang Palden www.lamalobsang.com www.blueberyl.org $20 -- seating is limited. reserve a space Ohm in the Home 18 Candee Ave Sayville, NY 11782 www.ohminthehome.com 631-589-3044

  • 11/11 http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6249-david-amram-the-first-80-years

  • 11/12 359th birthday of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana (November 12, 1651)

  • 11/12 65th birthday of Judith Roitman (born November 12, 1945

  • 11/17 Thomas Lynch Thomas Lynch is a celebrated poet, author and undertaker, and is the subject of a feature documentary. His essay collection The Undertaking won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:15 a.m. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor, South Campus Hofstra U. free and open to the public. (516) 463-5410 http://hofstra.edu/gwgr.

  • 11/19 Fri 8pm Poetry Conklin Barn, New York Ave just South of High St, Huntington

  • 11/26 Friday 7pm TREE LIGHTING at Northport Harbor Park Come sing along with the Northport Chorale and see Santa too!

  • 11/26 Fri 7:30pm Open Poetry Reading. Please include a favorite poem by someone else. Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://persistentfool.blogspot.com/2007/10/poets-in-port.html

  • 11/28 Sun Meditation program from 4.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M. (in English) Long Island Meditation Center 5 Baylis Avenue Port Jefferson http://www.buddhistmessage.org/Default.aspx 631-828-6396

  • 11/28 Sat William Blake 253nd birthday (28 November 1757

  • 11/28 Sunday 6:00pm The North Sea Poetry Scene at Best Bargain Books, WalMart Shopping Center, 217 Middle Country Road, Centereach (631) 737-7777 Open Mic follows

  • 11/30 Tuesday 7pm poet Samantha Barrow + open reading hosted by Lorraine Conlin, Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY http://www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com/

  • 12/02 Thursday 7:00pm - 8:45pm Poet Gail Goldstein with Drum Accompaniment, plus open reading Westbury Library, 445 Jefferson St., Westbury, NY

  • 12/04 Saturday 9:30 A.M.-2 P.M. Write Poems about Long Island’s Winter Beach Poetry Writing Workshop With Maxwell C. Wheat, Jr. First Poet Laureate, Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center Jones Beach State Park To Register & for Directions 516-679-7254 Bring Brown Bag Lunch. Binoculars if Possible. Jerry Ahern, Sea Cliff, song writer, guitarist, folk singer will be at each workshop singing his environmental and Long Island songs. http://maxwellcorydonwheatjr.com/

  • 12/06 101th anniversary of the birth of Mary Ethel Barnard (December 6, 1909-August 25, 2001) an American poet, biographer and Greek-to-English translator, known for her clear interpretation of the works of Sappho.

  • 12/10 Emily Elizabeth Dickinson's 180th birthday

  • 12/10 Friday 8pm Northport Chorale WINTER CONCERT at the Northport High School.

  • 12/11 Saturday, December 11, 2010, 1-4 PM, Readings from Poets in Toward Forgiveness an anthology of 99 poets (Editor, Gayl Teller, Writers Ink Press, 2010) Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520; (516) 379 3274

  • 12/12 Sunday 2pm MESSIAH SING-IN at Trinity Church - 130 Main St, Northport sponsored by Northport Chorale

  • 12/17 Fri 8pm Poetry Conklin Barn, New York Ave just South of High St, Huntington

  • 12/19 Sun Meditation program from 4.00 P.M. to 6.00 P.M. (in English) Long Island Meditation Center 5 Baylis Avenue Port Jefferson http://www.buddhistmessage.org/Default.aspx 631-828-6396

  • 12/21 6:38pm Winter Solstice

  • 12/26 Sunday 6:00pm The North Sea Poetry Scene at Best Bargain Books, WalMart Shopping Center, 217 Middle Country Road, Centereach (631) 737-7777 Open Mic follows

  • 12/28 Tuesday 7pm End Of The Year Poetry OPEN MIC + open reading hosted by Lorraine Conlin, Bellmore Memorial Library, 2288 Bedford Ave, Bellmore, NY http://www.poetsinnassau.blogspot.com/

  • 12/31 Tue Blessing for the New Year Long Island Meditation Center 5 Baylis Avenue Port Jefferson http://www.buddhistmessage.org/Default.aspx 631-828-6396

      • 2011

  • 01/10 Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm Poetry Reading featuring Charles Peter Watson Starbucks 25441 Horace Harding Expressway Little Neck, NY

  • 01/19 202nd birthday of Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809

  • 01/25 252nd birthday of Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796)

  • 01/28 Friday 7:30pm Do-Ing Music -- Artist TBA at the Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave. Free admission, meet the artist reception immediately following.

  • 01/28 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Susan Pilewski http://www.poetryvlog.com/spilewski.html plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 02/04 Friday, February 4, 2011, 7 PM, Readings from Poets in Toward Forgiveness an anthology of 99 poets (Editor, Gayl Teller, Writers Ink Press, 2010) Presented by Poets in Nassau, Host, Christina Rau Hillside Library,155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park, NY 11040; ( 516) 355 7850

  • 02/23 Amy Hempel Short fiction writer Amy Hempel’s collections include Reasons to Live, At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, The Dog of the Marriage and The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel. She is a recipient of the Hobson Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 11:15 a.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus Hofstra U. free and open to the public. (516) 463-5410 http://hofstra.edu/gwgr.

  • 02/25 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Andy Burke plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 03/01 Frederic Chopin's 201st birthday

  • 03/02 Martha McPhee Special Faculty Reading Join Hofstra Associate Professor of English Martha McPhee as she discusses her fourth novel, Dear Money, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2010. She is also the author of Bright Angel Time, Gorgeous Lies and L’America. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 11:15 a.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus Hofstra U. free and open to the public. (516) 463-5410 http://hofstra.edu/gwgr.

  • 03/19 Sat 7pm A Tribute to the Recipients of TNSPS’s recognition Award: Ms. Gayl Teller (Nassau County Poet Laureate 2009-2011) Dr. David Axelrod (Suffolk County Poet Laureate 2007 – 2009) Dr. Edmund Miller (Chairman of English @ C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University) Dr. Dan Levin (Retired Sergeant-Combat Correspondent; U.S. Marine Corps in World War II & Professor of Creative Writing & World Literature @ C.W. Post Campus)! The North Sea Poetry Scene’s 10th Anniversary & its Director, Tammy’s Nuzzo-Morgan’s 50th Birthday! West Lake Inn 322 Montauk Highway Patchogue, NY 11722 631-475-1300 per person: $50 Hot and Cold Buffet, Dessert & Coffee Celebration Cake .There will be a cash bar 50/50 drawing & raffle prizes, Music & Dancing Please Rsvp by: Friday, March 11th, 2011 Email: thenorthseapoetryscene@hotmail.com Phone: 631-413-7702 Mail checks to: the North Sea Poetry Scene 33 Woods Lane Southampton, NY 11968-1719

  • 03/23 101th birthday of Akira Kurosawa (?? ? or ?? ?, Kurosawa Akira?, 23 March 1910 – 6 September 1998)

  • 03/25 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featuring Kempton Boone van Hoff plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 04/06 Christopher Durang Christopher Durang is a playwright whose plays include the Tony Award-nominated A History of the American Film. His most recent works are Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Miss Witherspoon, the musical Adrift in Macao, and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 11:15 a.m. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, First Floor, South Campus Hofstra U. free and open to the public. (516) 463-5410 http://hofstra.edu/gwgr.

  • 04/10 Sunday, April 10, 2011, 7-9 PM, Readings from Poets in Toward Forgiveness an anthology of 99 poets (Editor, Gayl Teller, Writers Ink Press, 2010) Mid-Island Y JCC 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY 11803; (516) 822 3535 X347

  • 04/22 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 04/29 Friday 7:30pm Do-Ing Music -- Artist TBA at the Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave. Free admission, meet the artist reception immediately following.

  • 05/02 351st birthday of Alessandro Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 24 October 1725)

  • 05/17 60th birthday of Pankaj Udhas (born 17 May 1951)

  • 05/23 201st birthday of (Sarah) Margaret Fuller (Ossoli), (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850)

  • 05/27 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 05/28 101st birthday of T-Bone Walker (May 28, 1910 — March 16, 1975) American blues guitarist, singer, pianist and songwriter

  • 05/29 151st birthday of Isaac Albéniz i Pascual (May 29, 1860 – May 18, 1909) Spanish pianist and composer

  • 05/31 Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819

  • 06/24 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 06/27 105th birthday of Vernon Watkins (June 27, 1906 — October 8, 1967), Welsh poet, and a painter.

  • 07/03 151st birthday of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (July 3, 1860 – August 17, 1935)

  • 07/07 151st birthday of Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911)

  • 07/12 107th birthday of Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)

  • 07/22 Friday 7:30pm Do-Ing Music -- Artist TBA at the Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave. Free admission, meet the artist reception immediately following.

  • 07/22 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 08/26 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 09/23 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 10/28 Friday 7:30pm Do-Ing Music -- Artist TBA at the Northport Library, 151 Laurel Ave. Free admission, meet the artist reception immediately following.

  • 10/28 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 11/25 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

  • 12/23 Friday 7:30pm Poets in Port, featured poet plus open reading Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. http://northportarts.org/

Friday, July 23, 2010

Poets in Port, August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010 Caffé Portofino - Northport

Poets in Port will feature Photopoet aka Christine Zabrouski at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 27, 2010 at Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theater. There will also be an Open Reading — bring your poems and music and participate. For more information, contact Steven Schmidt. Also there is an exhibit, "Eclectic Voyage" works from 2004-2010 by Kate Kelly at the Caffé until August 31.
On the reader:

Years of poetry readings, and the creation (including printing and saddle stitch) of several chapbooks.
Ability to recover from drastic physical and/or emotional damage which motivated people to ask Christine
to write about how she recovers so atypically. Queens College: Communication Arts, and English that
included a writing class with John Tytell. Nassau Community College - Photography on Film in the
Darkrooms…before all the computers moved in. At least they are Apples.


Mainsail


After a fat new moon stills the day-seas,
stars seem to breathe and
history unfurls a mainsail.

He tells me.
His eyes dance over the horizon, wide,
as if he is seeing Eridanus differently again
for the first time.

I cast a mesh net out over his currents.
Collect his drifting pearls in tiny webs.
Tuck a few into the pocket of my jeans.
Throw some back into the currents again.


The next morning
I walk barefoot along the shore
knowing the ones I set free
might be under my sole.



1/30/04

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Modal Logic and Theology

If Alvin Plantinga had used GL(aka KW) or S9 instead of S5 as his base modal logic, would he have had an ontological proof of the death of God instead of the existence of God?