1. Centric Spotlight - Voodoo Lounge Brooklyn, NY Phone: 646-546-7526 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 138 5th Ave, Between St. Johns and 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217, US Thursday, January 19th 2012 @ 7pm
Tickets: $7 Before 9PM $10 After 9PM $5 For College Students w/ Valid ID
2.Rob Carney and Tom Holmes poetry reading (1-27-12)Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. – Rob Carney (from Utah) and Tom Holmes at RIT Liberal Arts Faculty Commons (06-1251), right across from the Wallace Library.RIT Rochester ,NY
3.ABG painter and sculptor R.J. Miller will have a solo exhibition at Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) in The Lab Space from February 3 through March 18. Opening Reception: First Friday, February 3, from 6-10 PM.
4. http://www.thetalkingstick.net The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge 1411 Lincoln Blvd., Venice,
CA 90291 http://www.thetalkingstick.net
5.18th Annual Skyway Open to Benefit the Mental Health Association
Saturday, February 11, 2012 9:30am until 5:00pm Eastview Mall 7979 Pittsford-Victor Road, Victor, NY
Well,that's about it for this week . Please continue sending me your notices for future
For those of you who don't know yet, I work as a poet/sales consultant for poets. If you want
my help getting your book out there, marketing a reading series etc. just e-mail me at
laughingl@yahoo .com for rates and scheduling info.
Here's the new poem for this week:
I Have a Dream
By Laughing "Larry" Berger
This morning I woke up
in an awful state of depression.
I had no hope
and I was totally useless.
Then I talked to a friend who had just gone to see their friend who is in a coma.
They told me their friend can"t even open their eyes and it was sad to watch them just lay
there with tubes hanging out of them.
I got even worse myself for feeling depressed despite my obvious lack of this ailment.
I have the use of my hands and feet, fingers and toes, eyes and ears and to some extent my
nose. I have 30 years of sales and marketing training which I can put to use . Some folks
even say I'm a damn good poet. So what have I got to be depressed about?
Today celebrates the birthday of a world class leader. One of the few we've had in the last 60
years or so who actually did everything he said he would do and inspired millions to
carry on his vision . I went back to sleep and dreamed that everything would be okay. So
far at least that dream came true.
Thanks for letting me write this this week. It may not be my best poem but It's one
I needed to write. Here are the book links.
see you next time.