memorial for a brilliant woman

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Here it is!! The official poster for "The Fat Lady Sings!"

Designed by the wonderful local artists Phillip Bowles, it's all about me and raising funds to get to New York City in February to read poetry for the Tenth Anniversary of zine and attend the AWP.

I'm going to sing songs you don't hear much any more- and a poem here and there, a story or two- like when Joy E. and I took off for NYC to 'make it in the big time' and woke up in Alamogordo, NM - well, maybe 'sobered up' is closer to the truth-

among other crazy tales......

Call for reservations 266-YESS

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

You know you're curious...

so call 266-YESS right now and reserve to see the I-Prov all music musical improv show tonight at 10pm at ComedySportz at Staples Mill and Hilliard (behind the Shoney's in the Ukrops strip mall, close to the Amtrak station).

The beer is cold, the players are hot and the piano lady is incredible!!!

Well, she's pretty good, anyway.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


All music, all improv! Friday night at 10pm
Call 266-YESS for reservations-

Seriously, you will love this show- come see it this Friday!

and be sure and say Hey! to the piano player...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

P O E T I C P R I N C I P L E S- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Series Tickets: $36 (VMFA members, students $28); single tickets $9 (VMFA members, students $7); Ticket Desk, 804.340.1405

  • DAVID BAKER Wed, Nov 28, Pauley Center, 6 pm Author of eight collections of poetry, Baker is a professor of English at Denison University and poetry editor of the Kenyon Review.



TOMAZ SALAMUN, Feb 13, 2008

MEGHAN O’ROURKE, Feb 27, 2008

PETER ORNER, April 9, 2008

This continuing series is co-sponsored by the New Virginia Review, a leading literary and artistic organization of the Commonwealth.

This is an excellent grouping this year- I am particularly excited about them rescheduling David Baker, who led my poetry workshop at West Virginia University in 2005.

Sunday, September 09, 2007


at ArtSpace Gallery, Zero E. 4th St., Richmond, the Hypothetically Speaking Tour makes a stop, featuring spoken word artist Corey Houlihan and singer-songwriter Julia Carroll. Stop through and check out some art in motion (as in, up and down the East coast).
Georgia-based performers Julia Carroll and Corey Houlihan have teamed up for tour through the southeast. Beginning in Savannah, Georgia and concluding in south Florida, the two will travel the region making nine stops in eight different cities. Carroll is an acoustic singer-songwriter and Atlanta native who describes her music as "hardfolk," while Houlihan is a spoken word artist who hails from Long Island now residing in Georgia.

The two openly queer performers consider themselves activist artists and, through their work, frequently touch on political and social issues. Poet and author Michelle Tea on Houlihan: "I think we just found the missing link between Eminem and Gloria Steinem." Carroll, who recently released her sophomore recording, Migrating South is described by The Beltane Papers as "one of the tough and passionate young singer-songwriter musicians that will make you stop, think, and wonder what in the hell you are doing floating along in the mainstream music scene."

The Hypothetically Speaking Tour is a force to be reckoned with, literally.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

See what browsing the web looking for the date of the Levis Prize reading can get you? Oh yeah, it's September 27th and the winner is Joshua Weiner- more info to follow.

anyway, I found this on Steve Scafidi- a previous Levis winner.

Lots of poets and writers in West Virginia.

Wet and Wild- yeah!