100 Thousand Poets for Change and the Erie Blues and Jazz fest in the books

Saturday was cloudy and very breezy for the event. The poets stormed the storm away. Matt Borczon and Sean Thomas Dougherty started us off with a bang. Then Miss Mabeline was followed by Kim Noyes accompanied by Tom Weber. The word storm really hit hard when John Burroughs the Ohio Beat Poet Laureate took theContinue reading “100 Thousand Poets for Change and the Erie Blues and Jazz fest in the books”

September 24-26 Erie Blues and Jazz Festival Erie, PA.

This year the B&J fest coincides with 100 Thousand Poets for Change. On Saturday between 4:30 and 6pm at the Clam Shell amphitheater in Frontier Park, I am so pleased to announce we will not only be reading poetry at the B&J fest, but we will be reading as part of 100 Thousand Poets forContinue reading “September 24-26 Erie Blues and Jazz Festival Erie, PA.”

Tomorrow is the FOURTH of JULY

I have many military and veterans surrounding me. I am grateful for their sacrifice and service. Starting next Friday the 9th of July I will be in the Albion Community Gardens from 11 till 12, facilitating a new free poetry workshop. Old or young, experienced or simply interested come on out to 80 Third Street.Continue reading “Tomorrow is the FOURTH of JULY”

FIRST, I fOUND MY VOICE

First, I found my voice                       After seventeen years After finally breaking free like a runner breaking tape I found myself writing about endurance and strength About escaping and standing up I decided I wanted to help others to show them the way to show them the way out to show them I had made itContinue reading “FIRST, I fOUND MY VOICE”