The CavanKerry Press blog is featuring "Notes from a Traffic Jam," a poem from Same Old Story. I know I posted it here at some point in the past, but now you can read it in an entirely different font.
My Manhattan reading has been set: September 23, at 7 p.m., at the First Republic Bank, at 78th and Broadway. Have you ever gone to a poetry reading at a bank? I haven't either. So that in itself is a reason to attend. Plus, I'll be reading with Jeffrey Harrison and Howard Levy, who are both outstanding poets and Jeff is even kind of famous.
With sadness, I announce the final dissolution of the band formerly known as String Field Theory. Our missing member's hiatus has become permanent, and the rest of us have spent the summer feeling depressed. However, on Wednesday evening the trio reconvened and decided to keep playing together. We'll probably perform as Doughty Hill, the name of Sid's road and a monicker that has covered many permutations of band personnel over the years. I'll let you know how things work out.
On a more uplifting note: a CavanKerry staff member has suggested that I consider working with another artist to create a new version of my long fairy-tale poem "The White Bear" . . . an illustrator, perhaps, or an animator, or a puppeteer, or a choreographer. I am intrigued and excited by this idea, but don't exactly know what to do next. How do I find any of those people? How do they find me? What are your thoughts about this suggestion?