Friday, May 4, 2012


Hi folks: I found out that My poem Donation$ won third place in the Arts council of Wyoming County NY's 2012 poetry contest. To be honest , I don't even remember having entered but apparently I did.  This is the highest I've ever placed in a contest and it came with a $20.00 cash prize so I guess I can  now call myself an award winning poet can't I?  The poem is also published in the book Instant Poetry (Just add words!)  3rd edition which is currently available on, Barnes&, through the publisher at  I Universe or through your local bookseller. Sorry , but I just don't feel right about it so I'm not going to post the poem here! If you want to read it you'll just have to buy the book! I'll have the links posted again at the end of this blog.

Anyway. here's a few things going on :

1.  Parody Magazine accepts submissions of unpublished "funny poems "  for complete details visit:

2. The Occupy Movement is still going strong. Those involved in the Rochester,NY area have decided to start a zine to help publish the opinions of the movement they raised $180.00 on Saturday 4/28/12 and have established a web site for additional contributions. here is the thank you note sent to those who participated  ( Yeah, I got to read one poem  )  "Thanks again to Paulette, Tim Avery and the Bug Jar management, and to all of you who came out or read or played! I'm gratified by the good turnout and high spirits (even before Mike Ketchek got going!). We raised $180, so that's a decent start for the Occupy Rochester zine. Donations continue to be taken via the Occupy  WePay account:

3. Lvl 5 Showcase 10:00pm in EDT Friday, May 11, 2012    The Rocket Nightclub
216 Francis Street, Jackson, MI 49201  Come to the Rocket May 11 its going down. Set List is going to be Openers Have 7 min Sets and Headliners have 15 min.18+ Dj Mundo on the 1's and 2's come support Michigan Music Headliners: Mr Northern Dope, Murda M4tt, Champagne City, Don Lucci

4. The artist breakfast group has a showing at the Link Gallery in the Rochester,NY City Hall 30 Church Street in Rochester,NY visit for additional info. Show runs May 1 ,2012-Jul;y 30th 2012 with a reception on Friday May 11,2012 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. 

and here's a poem for you:

BY " Laughing " Larry B.

Until  the sun rises in the west
 Until the last hammer falls
Until I breathe my last
I will continue to write!

Neat Huh? 

Remember , the award wining poem is in the book Instant Poetry (Just add words!) here are the links to where you can buy it: 

see you next time!

1 comment:

Teresa Edmond said...

Hi Lawrence,

I just wanted to let you know that I just nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Congrats!