Wordsmiths Reading with Maggie Smith

In April 2021 I had the pleasure of reading with Maggie Smith and discussing our work with Dr. Ethel Rackin and students at Bucks County Community College. 

 

11Fest

In November 2020, The Starry Eyes kicked off the virtual 11Fest with a couple of mash-ups: Elevator/Adios a Ocumare and Wintering/Snowfall in Ottawa. The show is an annual benefit for Studio 11, which operates out of the basement of the Bethlehem Area Public Library. It was there, with the help of sound engineer Justin Merritt, that we recorded our album, The Garden of Terrors and Delights.

 

National Poetry Month, 2020

In April 2020, best-laid plans for National Poetry Month having gone completely agley, I decided to celebrate instead with a poem a day, posted on YouTube. At the end of the month, I put them together on this playlist for your binge-watching pleasure.

 

In Praise of Knowing

This poem engages several dataset visualizations from NOAA's Science-on-a-Sphere at Easton's Nurture Nature Center. This was my contribution to Perspectives 5: Art on the Environment. I'm joined here by fellow poets John Cosgrove, Ann Burke, Elynn Alexander and Matt Wolf, and of course, beloved Michael Wall.

Reading at Farley's Bookshop

From the series hosted by the wonderful Joanne Leva. The recording is a bit quiet, but these are some of my favorites.

0:14 Bon Vivant
1:23 The Most Beautiful Fork in the World
2:44 37 Birds
4:28 The Window of Nobody Home
5:21 Getting It Wrong
7:11 The Better Part of Valor

Elizabeth, My Other

From the opening of “Duets,” an ekphrastic art show with New Bridge Group in Allentown, PA. This poem is in conversation with an EA Kafkalas painting, "Introspection."