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Thank you to everyone who joined us for an evening of poetry and music –and the CD release for Music of the Forest — hosted by The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association! 

Kudos and a depth of gratitude in particular to WWBA’s host Caitlyn Shea, poet/author, Linda Trott Dickman, singer/songwriter Paul Ammendola of Red Words, and guitarist/husband Mark Phillips for enhancing the event with their gift of words, voice, and music.

Most of the poems on the video are from my new spoken-word CD, Music of the Forest. 

For those who were unable to attend, here is a video of the event:

 

Stay safe,

stay strong,

and be encouraged,

Mary

 

Support poetry and the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington, New York.

Join us on November 12th at 6:30 for a lovely evening of poetry via ZOOM.  It’s easy, poetically uplifting, and fun (plus it’s on ZOOM, so you join in from the comfort of your home.

I’ll be reading poems from my new spoken word CD, Music of the Forest.

JOIN HERE to register.

Please join me on November 12th at 6:30 for an evening of spoken-word poetry and music.

I’ll be reading poems (with Mark on guitar) and playing keys from a new CD (yes, some of us still like CDs) entitled Music of the Forest.

The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (a fabulous place to visit if you’re in New York) will be hosting the event via ZOOM at 6:30 P.M.  Easy! You can attend in your pajamas.

Register here for the event!

More details to come…

Stay safe, Mary

 

Join Bards Revolution  for the launch for CHAOS A Poetry Vortex on Friday, August 28, at 7:30 PM EST.
One of my poems is included in the collection.
Bards Against Hunger will donate 50% of all profits from each copy to Feeding America (if the book is ordered before midnight on Friday, EST).
25% of all profits from copies ordered after Friday will be similarly donated.
Here’s the link for Friday’s launch:
Wishing you all peace and a lot less chaos…other than the book.

Friday, the Walt Whitman Birthplace  hosted an inspirational evening of virtual poetry.  Hosted by Caitlyn Shea, the program included fellow poets, Linda Trott Dickman , Thomas L. D’Angelo, Maria Iliou, and musician, Bryan Gallo.

If you haven’t visited the Whitman Birthplace in Huntington, New York, add it to your “to do” list (once it reopens)!

Gratefully, I was one of the featured poets for the night.

If you’re a poet, they are booking future poetry readings!  Consider supporting them – and submitting your own work.

Click here or below to view.  Enjoy!

 

 

If you’re looking for a poetic escape, please join me (and four other poets) on June 12th at 6:30 P.M. for a virtual poetry reading hosted by the Walt Whitman Birthplace.  See below for the link and more information.  Stay safe, Mary

 

Join the Walt Whitman Birthplace for a Virtual Open Mic!! Five poets will present their poetry and everyone is invited to to be part of the audience, or share a short poem as well (time permitting!)! Musician Bryan Gallo will perform live!  Friday, June 12th at 6:30PM EST. $5 suggested donation.

Link below to the reading on Friday, June 12th:

Caitlyn Shea is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Virtual Open Mic #1
Time: Jun 12, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85183631569?pwd=ZWYySHFyazJEN1RBdjQzK0RVcFZoUT09

Meeting ID: 851 8363 1569
Password: 327212
One tap mobile
+16465588656,,85183631569#,,1#,327212# US (New York)

 

Tonight was the virtual book launch for Pathway to Dreams, a new collaborative poetry anthology by James Paul Wagner – and other poets (of which I am one).  You can listen here to tonight’s reading/launch.  My contributing poem can be heard around 27.00 on the timeline.  Congratulations to James Paul Wagner and all the other poets on this wonderful new collection of poetry!

90% of proceeds will be donated to Feeding America during the launch (tonight), 30% thereafter.  

The Mondo is a form of classical Japanese Collaborative poetry. This guide brings to light the instructions on how to host a Mondo poetry workshop or pair up with friends and family to write them together. Edited by one of the authors of the best-selling “Japanese Poetry Forms, a Poet’s Guide”, this book also contains the results of 40 paired poets who wrote amazing Mondo during a virtual poetry workshop held during the time of social distancing, proving that poetry, even from far apart can bring us closer. From Local Gems Poetry Press.

I’m happy to be a collaborator in this new anthology and grateful for partner-in-poetry, Jennifer Criss, and poet/editor James Paul Wagner for pairing poets, bringing life to poems, and fostering creativity during this period of isolation.

 

Click here to read more and/or purchase The Mondo

Poetry for the purpose of diversion…

Thank you James Paul Wagner and Nick Hale of Local Gems Poetry Press for including me in this virtual reading. Isolating is hard enough….poetry helps.  Hoping you are all well and safe, Mary

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

 

Isolating is certainly easier with music (and coffee). I recorded this song last week. Thanks to Mark Phillips (guitars and slide-mandolin) and to Nancy Romano (co-lyricist).

Stay safe everyone, Mary

 

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