extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Poetry CD Recording: Scranton: 5/26 & 5/27/06

passing this along from an e-mail I received:

A compilation CD of poets will be recorded [in May] and the professional look will be attributed to a group of talented local artists. It will be recorded by a sound engineer from NYC (Joe Grocki), while the artwork will be done by comic book artist (Frank Czuba), colorist and graphic artist (Valerie Horchos), and Graphic Artist (Eric Miller), all originally from Wyoming Valley in PA. The writing inside the jacket will be done by me. Also, Jim Warner and myself will be working on the PR and other tasks.

[This] month at the Test Pattern Gallery at 334 Adams Avenue in downtown Scranton, PA, Friday May 26th (at 8:30pm-the regularly scheduled time), we will record the live reading for everyone who wants to participate with an audience. Everyone will get a chance to be recorded so keep it to one work no more than five minutes. On Saturday May 27th, there will be a second recording for those who prefer to read (and be recorded) without an audience (time tba).

Also, there will be a limited amount of slots for poets on the CD itself. So, in choosing those who will be on the finished product, we will be looking for the best readings and sound quality overall, as well as the poets personal grasp of the genre on the CD.

The proceeds from the sales of this project will benefit Test Pattern in Scranton, PA. We are also hoping to take the CD on the road and get some of the poets exposed to the poetry scene in other places outside the local area, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, NYC, etc. There are also plans for possible future compilations.

Please contact me for more info...and tell your friends!

Thanks, Erin

River Poets: Bloomsburg: 5/9/06

The May 9th River Poets reading will feature junior and senior high school students: students may bring and share their own creative work, interpret other poets, sing, rap, sign, or mime. An open reading follows for those who are beyond school age, but never too young to learn. River poet Tara Holdren is MC.

7:30 PM at
Phillips Emporium in Bloomsburg.