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If you’re from Long Island or appreciate the nature of Long Island, you may very well enjoy Paumanok – Transition. A beautiful poetry — and photographic — anthology.

I’m happy to be a contributor alongside such poetic talent.

Paumanok~Transitions is a tour de force – an impressive performance by poets, photographers and the editor and co-editors! This year-long anthology of poems and photographs begins each month with Whitman’s words which transition the reader from the past to the present. The illuminating poems in this anthology lead the reader backward and forward at the same time – an oxymoron, a feat only possible with words. The poetic words in these pages document transitions of the personal, spiritual, social, sexual, emotional and political, akin to Whitman’s own journey – when he went forth as a child from his Birthplace into the world as a builder’s apprentice, journalist, essayist, newspaper founder, Civil War nurse, novelist, poet and Comerado. His fellow travelers in this volume vividly relate their transitions with spontaneous awareness or aching recall – involving a movement or shift that is transformative for both poet and reader. — Cynthia Shor, Executive Director, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

https://www.amazon.com/PAUMANOK-Transition-Kathaleen-Donnelly-ebook/dp/B09NBBCQXL/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=paumanok+transition&qid=1639426088&sr=8-2

Excited to be part of this virtual poetry event celebrating the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay along with the Long Island Harp Society,

Join us if you’re able (via link below) and have happy, healthy, and poetic day,

Mary 🌿

https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/long-island-events/online-the-ballads-of-the-poem-weavers-a-blending-of-harp-and-poetry-1.50223669

Music of the Forest is available for downloading and streaming.

Below is the link.

Wishing you all a week filled with poetic inspiration, Mary 🌿

https://music.apple.com/us/album/music-of-the-forest-spoken-word-poetry/1548859418

If you’re not busy tonight, consider listening to WCWP.org (88.1 FM in Suffolk) at 8pm. Rock N Soul Gospel will be playing excerpts from my spoken-word CD, Music of the Forest.

Best wishes for a Healthy and Hopeful New Year, Mary 🌿

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
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