Monday, October 29, 2012

The Ha-Ha days are almost here!

Hi folks: Thinking of goblins and pumpkins is where it all starts! Next it's turkey, then presents, then "hello 2013!"  Here's a few items to keep you warm:

1. This is an announcement of an interview with  Ellaraine Lockieauthor of Wild as in Familiar author, by Montana Public Radio on their weekly show, "The Write Question."  The interview will be aired on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30, Mountain Standard Time on KGPR 89.9.  It airs online simultaneously at:  The interview can be heard right now though at that website.  Afterwards, it will be in their archives for future listening at:

2.    Perinton  Community Center special event : 2012 nature themed Fine arts show Saturday , November 10th 2012
Free admission 1350 Turk hill road. Fairport  NY, further info

3.Holiday Fair Tuesday November 6th 2012 from 5-8 p.m. 61 N.Main St. Honeoye Falls NY.featuring Kim Pandina of Panda Wear jewels. more info:

4.William F. Sellers Paintings will be hanging in the gallery at the Rochester Arts and Cultural center: 277 N.Goodman Street, Rochester, NY 14607. paintings will hang from 11/2/12-11/30/12 gallery hours 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 

5. New book alert!  New book alert! New book alert! New book alert! Skysaje Enterprise is pleased to announce the release of two new books by "Laughing" Larry Berger! The first is a revision of the book that Launched his career.  It's called : The Green Lantern, a Guide for Achieving the American Dream Volume 2 and is subtitled: How to Survive in a Modern Economy ( Even on a Poet's Income.) copies are $20. each. The second is an 80 page poetry collection called  : Entitlement and is the second book In the Instant Poetry (Just Add Words!) series because all the poems in the collection were also written using the Instant Poetry (Just Add Words!) technique . Both books are priced at $20 each ($26 signed.) and are currently available exclusively through our offices. So If you'd like a copy send your check to: Skysaje Enterprise 50 Amesbury Road.  Rochester,NY 14623. or go to and send in your payment via credit card to 

6. check them out! 

7. Check out my most recent interview!

8.The Hairy Lollipop and other Poems by David E. White.  Clevis Hook Press ,355 Spinnaker Lane Webster, NY 14580 $14.95 per copy  Email for more details

Whew! Lots of stuff going on!  And don't forget the orgianal collection Instant poetry (Just Add Words!) is now in it's third edition and is STILL AVAILABLE! here are the details:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Enjoy the weather and this other stuff !

Hi folks: Lots more coming up! Here's some of it.

1. “When we solve the problems people kill themselves to solve, the reasons for suicide disappear.”

 Tuesday, November 13th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.Compeer Conference Room 259 Monroe Avenue Rochester NY 14607  Please Call 546-8280 to RSVP by 11/02/2012 Light dinner will be served.

2.  If you haven’t heard, Rattle will be splitting from a semi-annual to a quarterly magazine in 2013. The newer, svelter issues will appear March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st, and will feature the same great poetry you’re familiar with, spread more finely across the calendar for your reading pleasure. This has been a frequent suggestion from subscribers for years, and I’m thrilled to finally find room in the budget to do it.Now through November 15th, we’ll be reading for a tribute to Southern Poets. For the purposes of this issue, we’re defining Southern Poets as those who have spent at least half their lives in: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and/or Texas. The goal of a tribute is always to look at a certain group within a context, and also to expand the scope of our own reading. The poems for this issue don’t have to be about the Southern experience—they can be any subject or style. We want to represent the broad scope of what Southern Poets are writing today.  But don’t forget that only half of our issues are themed—Summer and Winter issues will be open to any style, subject, or poet. We always enjoy reading submissions about anything, by anyone, in any style, and accept them by email and hardcopy, year-round, so never hesitate to send us work. All submissions to Rattle are automatically considered for the annual Neil Postman Award for Metaphor, which we’ve increased to $500. Visit for guidelines.

3. tp://english. -writing/ poetryprize 
The prize is named after the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), a writer whose work embodies the qualities of ambition, intellectual and imaginative scope, and technical mastery we seek to recognize.
Description: An annual award of a $10,000 award recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year.

Guidelines Entrants must have published at least two previous books of poetry and be U.S. citizens or legal resident aliens of the United States.Work must be original poetry written in English.Books may be submitted by presses or by writers themselves in the month of November and must be postmarked by November 30, 2012.
Eligible books must have been published between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 .Each submission must include a copy of the book and a completed entry form.Email a copy of the entry form to lisa.vining@ unt.eduSelf-published books will not be considered.Finalists may be asked to submit further copies. Books will not be returned.The winner will travel to Texas to give readings at UNT and at The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture on April 9th and 10th, 2013. UNT will pay for travel expenses. The author must also allow portions of the winning work to be reproduced for promoting the award. Poets who enter the prize must agree to these terms in order to accept the prize. Results will be announced in January.http://english. english.unt. edu/files/ users/kjy0011/ Rilke%20Entry% 20Form.pdf
and submission should be sent to:  The UNT Rilke Prize,Department of English,University of North Texas 1155 Union Circle #311307 Denton, TX 76203-5017

4. BAY AREA POETS COALITION (BAPC) 33rd ANNUAL CONTEST Open for entries through 11/15/12 (postmark deadline). Cash prizes in (3) line-length categories.Poet's choice -- any subject. Open to all.
Rules available on website: or request by email:
BAPC Contest 33, 1791 Solano Ave. #A11, Berkeley, CA 94707-2209 BAPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation -- established 1974.

5. Ekphrastia Gone Wild

call for submissions
This is an open call for submissions for "Ekphrastia Gone Wild" an anthology of poetry inspired by other works of art to be produced and released in 2013 by Ain't Got No Press. The book will be compiled, designed and edited by Poetry Super Highway's Rick Lupert.

We welcome submissions to this anthology of poems inspired by other works of art. We are especially looking for work that is inspired by the experience of encountering another work of art (as opposed to an ‘interpretation’ of the artwork…though we’re open to that too.) We’re wide open to (but not limited to) your interpretation of what ekphrastic poetry is, to humor (take a cue from the anthology title) and are especially susceptible to modern, accessible work that might be appealing to those who might not identify themselves as readers of poetry. Take a sharp turn, surprise us, make us experience what you experienced when you encountered the artwork…and please, when submitting, follow these guidelines:

Submission Guidelines: Send no more than 3 pieces of any style or length.
For each poem you submit, please indicate the artwork that inspired it. Please include the artist’s name, title of the piece (or ‘untitled’) and the year it was created. (ie: if you’re ekphrastic poem was inspired by the Mona Lisa, you would include with your poem: “Mona Lisa, Leonardo Davinci, 1503″)
The artwork you are writing about must be by a different artist than yourself.
Previously published poems are okay. If previously published, please indicate where and when so we can properly credit if accepted.

Simultaneous submissions are okay but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Please include a maximum 100 word bio written in the third person.
Please submit via email only to (.doc, rtf or text pasted into an email).
Please include your contact info in the body of the email, including your full name, email address, phone number and mailing address.

The deadline to submit work for Ekphrastia Gone Wild is December 31, 2012. (You will be notified whether or not your work has been accepted by February 28, 2013)
If your work is accepted, you will receive one copy of the published book and a 50% author’s discount on any copies you wish to purchase.

Please do not send images with your submission. Although this is an anthology of ekphrastic poetry, it is not an anthology of the artwork that inspired it.
Ain't Got No Press
Whew! Lot's of stuff going on ! No room for a poem., However, if you'd like to be a "guest poet" on this blog, drop me a note at and we can talk about it.. In the mean time here are the links to Instant Poetry (Just Add Words!):;field-keywords=instant++poetry+%28+just+add+words%21%29

Or you can get signed copies directly from me for $15 each by sending your request to:
Skysaje Enterprise : 50 Amesbury Rd. Rochester,NY 14623

See you next time!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Happy Fall part three.

Hi folks : Here's a few things that are coming up :

1 . The Sales and Marketing 101 seminar originally scheduled for October 24, 2012 has been canceled . watch for the new date soon.

2. Bill Heyen: Monday, Nov 5, 7 pm - We could listen to Bill read all day!
 Come and you will get the extra opportunity to hear him talk about his work and his life in B'port.  Liftbridge  Bookstore 45 Main St Brockport, NY, 14420   585-637-2260

3. Cindy Van Ostrand Blair's book release party Saturday October 27th 2012, 7:00 P.m.-11:00 p.m.
Whispers To My Heart: Emerging From the Depths With God  Book release party at:
Gallery One Fine Arts, 2575 E. Henrietta Road Rochester , NY (Behind Suburban Liquor, next to the old Wegman's/ Beers of the World Plaza.) Be there! 
Whew! a lot less going on this time! Some weeks are just plain busier than others. Here's a short poem for you :

 By " Laughing" Larry Berger

Time is the one thing we're all given
the hours of a day, days in a month,
months in the year and on and on.

Sometimes we forget to take a moment to breathe
and we end up in hospital  wards with tubes coming
 out of us from all directions

We actually wonder how we got there.
and a little coffee break now and again might save your life.

Neat huh? 

If you like this check out Instant Poetry (Just Add Words!) 

Here are the links:

You can get signed copies directly from me  for $15.00 (includes S&H charges)
 Send your check or money order to:

Skysaje Enterprise
50 Amesbury Rd
Rochester, NY 14623 

you can also order unsigned copies "off the shelf" from the publisher at: 

From Barnes and Noble at:;store=allproduc

or from   Amazon also has signed copies avalible for $53.65 as well as the "Off the shelf books.  Here's the link:

see you next time! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Happy fall part 2

Hi: Here's some more stuff happening:

1. The Balance JIWON HAN   On Exhibit October 3-26-2012  The Gallery at the Arts & Cultural Council Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–4 PM A native of Korea, Jiwon Han has worked in the fields of metal craft and jewelry design for over 20 years. Han is a graduate of both the Hong-Ik University in Seoul and Rochester Institute of Technology’s renowned School for American Crafts, where she earned
a second Master of Fine Art degree in 2010. She has had an extensive career as a professor of fine art and has exhibited widely throughout Korea, including at the Korean Craft Council Exhibition, Korean Fine Arts Association Exhibition, and the Hyundae Metal Artists Association Exhibition. In addition, she has received numerous awards including an Honorable Mention at the26th Korean Industrial Artist Exhibition, and the Copper Prize at the 21st National Art College Exhibition.The Balance, her solo exhibition at The Gallery at the Arts Cultural Council, represents the expression of human emotion as motion, with an implicit tension and harmony between and among body, space, and mind—between the human being and nature. The Gallery at the Arts & Cultural Council 277 North Goodman Street, Rochester,NY(585) 473-4000

2. Our next deadline for applications is March 1, 2013. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE offers 2- to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipends are provided. Approximately 60 residencies are awarded per year. Two deadlines each year, March 1 for the following July through December; or September 1 for the following January through June.$35 application fee. See website for complete information, guidelines and the online application portal: www.KHNCenterforthe The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410. 402-874-9600,

3. check this out!

4. Friends Event · By Craig Alan Loewen Local authors (including yours truly,Craig Alan) will be speaking about writing from 1:00-4:00 at  the Gettysburg Library, Gettysburg Pennsylvania  on October 20 & 21 2012  I will only be present on Saturday, October 20th.The event is being held in the USS Eisenhower Room on the third floor of the library.

5. Poetry,Tattoos, Los Angles and you! 

THIS IS AN EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT TO CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS! ON Saturday, October 20th - The Craft & Folk Art Museum of Los Angeles, will host it's third event in it's ongoing series The Art of Poetry. Host Brendan Constantine in cooperation with Elena Karina Byrne of AVK arts presents Kim Addonizio, Nicole Panter, & William Archila in a special reading of new work for the exhibit LA SKIN AND INK, TATTOO CULTURE IN LOS ANGELES 1950 - 1980.


6. This man holds the keys to the wisdom of the Universe!”
“I’m glad he’s on my side!” “Holy crap! This guy really knows his stuff!” 
And these are just some of the comments people have made after attending one of the presentations by Lawrence R. Berger A.K.A “Laughing” Larry B. Join him as he reveals the success secrets he’s learned in his thirty plus year career as a salesman and thirteen years as a nationally renowned performance poet as He presents:
Sales and Marketing 101. $10. by October 20th 2012 , $15 at the door. 
TC Riley's 200 Park Point Drive, Rochester, New York 14623
To register call: (585) 334 6388, Send your check to Skysaje Enterprise: 50 Amesbury Rd. Rochester, NY 14623  to pay by credit card contact Kim Pandina at :

7. Cindy VanOstrand Blair's book release party Saturday October 27th 2012 7:00 P.m.-11:00 p.m.
Whispers to my heart: Emerging from the depths with God  Book release party at:
Gallery one Fine Arts 2575 E. Henrietta Road Rochester , NY
(Behind Suburban Liquor, next to the old Wegman's/ Beers of the World Plaza.)

Be there!

Whew! Lot's of stuff again this time! Sorry ! no room for a poem but please check out my collection Instant Poetry ( Just Add Words !) here are the links:

You can get signed copies directly from me  for $15.00 (includes S&H charges)
 Send your check or money order to:

Skysaje Enterprise
50 Amesbury Rd
Rochester, NY 14623 

you can also order unsigned copies "off the shelf" from the publisher at: 

From Barnes and Noble at:;store=allproduc

or from   Amazon also has signed copies avalible for $53.65 as well as the "Off the shelf books.  Here's the link:

see you next time!