Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Hi folks : Boy what a difference a week makes! The stock market has recovered all of last weeks losses, the dollar and The United States of America both still exist, and  I'm now selling in China!  The world is good again!
YAY!  I keep this blog as pretty much an events calender because in addition to selling books and giving readings I make my living promoting poetry related events. Here's a few coming up:

1. Pure Kona this week will feature longtime veteran Libby Varno-Colbert ; her hubby Matt performing as a duo in a set of poetry & improvised music......I expect Electric Bass, Loops &; Drones accompanying Poetry, but cannot say for sure....starts around 8-8.30pm Wednesday, August 17th at The Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa Street in Rochester NY.

2. Word beat: http://www.Blogtalkradio.com/wordbeat/2011/08/16/wordbeat-is-back hosted by Yvonne De la Vega check it out.

3.http://firstbookinterviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/46-kyle-mccord.html I got this from my friend J.P. Dancing Bear  of the American Poetry Journal.

4. Moonday East will have a rollicking August reading with Don Kingfisher Campbell, Los Angeles poet/impressario and New York poet, Bob Hart.  Where: Flintridge Books is at 1010 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, CA Date: Sunday, August 21, 2011 Time:  2 pm Open Reading? Yes, come early to sign up for the open reading. Questions?  Email: pero@earthlink.net Visit our website!  More about the poet and more poems at: http://www.moondaypoetry.com/moonday-east.html

5. There back! James "Boomer" Maverick hosts The 9 Th level Tuesdays from 7-9 pm PDT  with a rebroadcast Wednesdays at 5A.M. PDT ( 8:00 a.m. on the east coast) visit http://www.facebook.com/l/_AQB6DlBLAQA_9aOI3MU5XfyYxU9ljCl8ArdDSVVflphScg/www.killradio.org!     and check it out!

That's it for the events this week .Here's a poem for you ( Hey, I said I was a poet so the least I can do is prove it right?)

Thank God we survived!
by "Laughing" Larry Berger

The world can change 
in the blink of an eye
We are fortunate if we
have friends to share 
the burden.

The government is an easy target
its big and loud and kind of crazy

But if we did not have it 
there would be chaos
and no one could sleep at night

There would be violence in the streets everyday!
and no place would be safe!

So the next time you rally against the Establishment
remember to thank your lucky stars that you live
in a country that allows you to speak so freely!
and that you didn't get shot in the head for doing so.

Neat huh?  If you liked that please check out the books  ( again hint hint hint!)  Here are the links:


see you next week!

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