Monday, April 18, 6:30pm An Evening of Poetry and Prose Allen Parmenter, Daniel Nester, Heidi Pangratis, and Brian Dorn, hosted by Harvey Havel Hudson River Coffee House 227 Quail St, … Continue readingA Word Fest ‘evening of poetry and prose’ at Hudson River Coffee House April 18
Ten years ago, almost to the day, I played a cop in a reenactment scene on reality TV. My wife edits TV shows. Sometimes she’s a combination editor-producer (called a … Continue readingThat time 10 years ago I played a cop on Psychic Detectives.
In case you missed this one, people: “Straddling the Working Class Memoir,” an essay on what it means to be working class and represent the working class as a background … Continue reading“Straddling the Working Class Memoir” on Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies.
A couple months I got an email, subject line “Your Writing in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness.” It said my writing was being considered for inclusion in an … Continue readingJust out in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s The Power of Forgiveness: “Flag Waving for Beginners.”
I love songs that use the double-clap single-clap. You know, that thing? Sometimes it’s used in the whole song, other times it’s in the bridge or the intro or outro. … Continue readingFollow and help with my “Double Clap Single Clap” Spotify list.
The annual overwhelming overload of writerly writerness, or AWP, is upon us. It’s in Boston, and I’ll be there minding a table, taking part in readings, and trying to stay … Continue readingStuff I’m doing at the #AWP13 Conference in Boston.
We all rapped 16 bars in my Poetry in Performance class tonight. It’s a new assignment, and since they were all nervous I wrote and performed as well. The directions … Continue readingMy 16-bar rap challenge.
At long last, I present the Daniel Nester battle rap, “Now You Know” performed by Kentucky Prophet, with lyrics from Richard Allen and Jesse from Rap Rebirth. The backstory to … Continue readingKentucky Prophet perform’s “Now I Know,” Daniel Nester-themed battle rap from two sources.
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Music streaming service Spotify recently conducted a study that found, among other things, that one in three people could name a song … Continue readingBohemian chastity.
So I’m presenting and reading for the Friends of Albany Public Library on Saturday, November 17. If you’re around, for $20 you get “good food” luncheon, then I’ll read some … Continue readingI’m the featured literary human at Albany Public Library’s Fall Book and Author Event on November 17.
“Living In The Memoir Office,” Jonathan Silverman’s essay on memoir writing and rock and roll, specifically Keith Richards’ Life and Sweat, Joe Bonomo’s book on The Fleshtones, and my Memoir Office, … Continue readingJonathan Silverman on The Memoir Office and other important matters.
So happy to see this come to fruition, and great to see it out from the mighty BOA Editions, where my good friend and rock star author Peter Conners is … Continue readingHere’s me posing with The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, which I got in the mail today.
Some words on my own connection and first encounters of the band, which occurs in the wake of News of the World, on a school bus with older kids stomp … Continue readingDraft Annotated Table of Contents for Rejected 33-1/3 Proposal for Book on Queen’s News of the World.
I keep forgetting we did a buttload of home improvement-type stuff over last spring and summer. Here, for your pleasure, is a before and after image of our attic office/guest … Continue readingCorner of attic, before and after.