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TODAY AT 4PM

great weather for MEDIA’s Spoken Word Sunday’s Presents: Mark Saba & A.i. Firefly

great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:

Mark Saba, Poet, Author, Painter – New Haven, CT
-and-
Ai. Firefly, Poet – Staten Island, NY

When:
Sunday, January 17th, 2021 – 4pm-6pm EDT

Where: ONLINE ZOOM

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs

Mark Saba

Mark Saba’s book publications include four works of fiction and three of poetry, most recently Two Novellas: A Luke of All Ages / Fire and Ice (fiction), Calling the Names (poetry), and Ghost Tracks (stories about Pittsburgh, where he grew up). His work has appeared widely in literary magazines around the U.S. and abroad. He is also a painter, and works as a medical illustrator at Yale University. Please see marksabawriter.com.

A.i. Firefly

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry & Great Weather For Media.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

ONE!!!

ONE!!!

JUST ONE DAY AWAY FROM

great weather for MEDIA’s Spoken Word Sunday’s Presents: Mark Saba & A.i. Firefly

great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:

Mark Saba, Poet, Author, Painter – New Haven, CT
-and-
Ai. Firefly, Poet – Staten Island, NY

When:
Sunday, January 17th, 2021 – 4pm-6pm EDT

Where: ONLINE ZOOM

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs

Mark Saba

Mark Saba’s book publications include four works of fiction and three of poetry, most recently Two Novellas: A Luke of All Ages / Fire and Ice (fiction), Calling the Names (poetry), and Ghost Tracks (stories about Pittsburgh, where he grew up). His work has appeared widely in literary magazines around the U.S. and abroad. He is also a painter, and works as a medical illustrator at Yale University. Please see marksabawriter.com.

A.i. Firefly

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry & Great Weather For Media.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

TWO!!!

TWO!!!

JUST TWO DAYS AWAY FROM

great weather for MEDIA’s Spoken Word Sunday’s Presents: Mark Saba & A.i. Firefly

great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:

Mark Saba, Poet, Author, Painter – New Haven, CT
-and-
Ai. Firefly, Poet – Staten Island, NY

When:
Sunday, January 17th, 2021 – 4pm-6pm EDT

Where: ONLINE ZOOM

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs

Mark Saba

Mark Saba’s book publications include four works of fiction and three of poetry, most recently Two Novellas: A Luke of All Ages / Fire and Ice (fiction), Calling the Names (poetry), and Ghost Tracks (stories about Pittsburgh, where he grew up). His work has appeared widely in literary magazines around the U.S. and abroad. He is also a painter, and works as a medical illustrator at Yale University. Please see marksabawriter.com.

A.i. Firefly

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry & Great Weather For Media.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

THREE!!!

THREE!!!

JUST THREE DAYS AWAY FROM

great weather for MEDIA’s Spoken Word Sunday’s Presents: Mark Saba & A.i. Firefly

great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:

Mark Saba, Poet, Author, Painter – New Haven, CT
-and-
Ai. Firefly, Poet – Staten Island, NY

When:
Sunday, January 17th, 2021 – 4pm-6pm EDT

Where: ONLINE ZOOM

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs

Mark Saba

Mark Saba’s book publications include four works of fiction and three of poetry, most recently Two Novellas: A Luke of All Ages / Fire and Ice (fiction), Calling the Names (poetry), and Ghost Tracks (stories about Pittsburgh, where he grew up). His work has appeared widely in literary magazines around the U.S. and abroad. He is also a painter, and works as a medical illustrator at Yale University. Please see marksabawriter.com.

A.i. Firefly

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry & Great Weather For Media.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

IN ONE WEEK!

IN ONE WEEK!!!

great weather for MEDIA’s Spoken Word Sunday’s Presents: Mark Saba & A.i. Firefly

great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:

Mike Saba, Poet, Author, Painter – New Haven, CT
-and-
Ai. Firefly, Poet – Staten Island, NY

When:
Sunday, January 17th, 2021 – 4pm-6pm EDT

Where: ONLINE ZOOM

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs

Mark Saba

Mark Saba’s book publications include four works of fiction and three of poetry, most recently Two Novellas: A Luke of All Ages / Fire and Ice (fiction), Calling the Names (poetry), and Ghost Tracks (stories about Pittsburgh, where he grew up). His work has appeared widely in literary magazines around the U.S. and abroad. He is also a painter, and works as a medical illustrator at Yale University. Please see marksabawriter.com.

A.i. Firefly

A.i. Firefly was born at the tail end of the 1970s in the suburbs of NYC. She is the author of Cast Iron Poetry #2 : A Moon Magnetized This Screeching Bird, a poetry collection published by Time Is An Ocean Publications. Her previous work on the web & in print appears in publications by Having A Whiskey Coke With You, NYSAI Press, Blood Moon Poetry & Great Weather For Media.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mark-saba-registration-133867817245

My Travels. #13

My Travels #13

June 1994. Katowice, Poland. I get a lot of grief for this picture and a lot of teasing. No, I was not in the CIA.

My company was expanding in Europe. I was part of a 4 person start up team. We were tasked with bringing four, new distribution centers online and enabling selling, distribution and financial processes before summer’s end.

Therefore, the start-up team decided to survey all four Poland locations (Kielce, Rzeszow, Lublin & Opole) in one day. This would require us to travel all over the country from southern Poland to central Poland, to eastern Poland, to western Poland and back to southern Poland. We could not do this in one day by train, hence

the need for a helicopter.

Just so you know, I dissented to that mode of travel. I hated riding a chopper when I was in the military and my attitude about riding in a chopper had not changed.

Nonetheless, I was out-voted and there you see me standing in front of it about to board. The word reluctance did not begin to describe how I felt about that journey.

We left from Katowice, Poland, visited all four cities, mapped out our strategy and flew back to Katowice. The pilot was very talented. He did buzz jobs over the rolling hills. Many people on the ground cheered us on. My team had fun looking at my face turn beet red as we sped up and down over each hill. They asked if I would need a stretcher when we landed. I told them I was okay. I was, after all, okay.

We finished our project that summer in record time largely due to the assessment we made on that day.