Here we are...

...a group of Baby Boomers of sundry religious,
political and cultural orientations, who have been
meeting at the Voorheesville Public Library since 1991
to read and discuss each other's poems.

We include old fathers and young grandmothers,
artists and musicians, and run-of-the-mill eccentrics.
Writers are welcome to stop in and stay if they like us.


Some of Us

Some of Us
Dennis Sullivan, Beverly Osborne, Tom Corrado, Edie Abrams, Art Willis, Alan Casline (all seated); Paul Amidon, Mike Burke, Tim Verhaegen, Mark O'Brien, Barbara Vink, Philomena Moriarty

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I'm leaving

...for Florida right after the next meeting which is on May 10. I will try to blog before I go.

I have posted Art's wonderful poem about his father which I like even better after another reading. Thanks, Art.

Several people have expressed their frustration about not being able to post comments so I am adding an instruction element on the righthand side of the page. I love to read comments and want you all to do it, so pay attention!

For those of you who remember him, I have gotten a "Hey there" from Charlie Rossiter in Chicago. Charlie is a good friend and a member of the Three Guys from Albany, along with Dan Wilcox who you met at the brunch, and the late Tom Nattell. In fact, I think the last time I spoke to Charlie was at Tom's memorial last year. Charlie and I worked on a poetry grant program together many years ago and he is a happening kind of guy, currently learning to sing the blues (I already know how). There is a link to one of his pages already on this blog. He was asking about you, Tom, in particular.

So, everybody read the directions and send me a comment.

5 comments:

  1. The blogmaster (mistress?) is getting verrrry clever & secret but she always did dazzle us. We had some fine poems last week. I loved Mike Burke's. He really knows how to get to the bottom line of life.
    Enjoy Florida - Key West?

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  2. The blogmaster (mistress?) is getting verrrry clever & secret but she always did dazzle us. We had some fine poems last week. I loved Mike Burke's. He really knows how to get to the bottom line of life.
    Enjoy Florida - Key West?

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  3. The blogmaster (mistress?) is getting verrrry clever & secret but she always did dazzle us. We had some fine poems last week. I loved Mike Burke's. He really knows how to get to the bottom line of life.
    Enjoy Florida - Key West?

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  4. Anonymous5/02/2007

    I'm just trying this out to see if the instructions work. I have no comments. I am nothing. All is well.

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  5. Anonymous5/04/2007

    Barbara - I just found an essay by Charlie Rossiter in the last "Patterson Review." I gave the anthology to Dan Wilcox. This last edition of Patterson was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of "Howl," with many essays/poems about Ginsberg. I myself have never met him - and didn't know he was in Chicago, so thanks for the info.

    Alas - I have a HVWG board meeting on the 10th - it runs until 8:00. So unless we finish early, I'll miss our next meeting. Enjoy Florida!

    Mimi

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