Announcement

Announcement

I am honored to be named one of the Co-Hosts of great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s weekly poetry series at the Parkside Lounge.

I appreciate being considered for the role and I so look forward to the work.

I will host once a month starting April 5th. More to come.

In the meantime, check out my BIO on the great weather for Media – About Page:

https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/about

for more info about great weather for Media click the link below to their website!

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Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow Night – Kraine Theatre

Join Us

Come out and hear 27 poets (including little ol’ me) as we pay homage to Poet Thomas (MAS) Walker on his birthday at:

FRIGID NEW YORK STAGE PRESENTS:

A Birthday Poetry Party Trip Around the Sun

Sunday, February 9th

Doors open 5:00 PM

Show starts 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Kraine Theatre, 85 E 4th Street

New York, New York (East Village)

Cake & Pizza Poetry Party

$5 Admission

Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Company

FEATURED READERS:

Valery Oisteanu, David Henderson, Big Mike Logan, Dorothy Friedman, Buttered Roll, Jeff Wright, Jerry Johnson, Nancy Mercado, Zev Torres, Gitesha Diana Hernandez, Puma Perl, Annie Lanzillotto, Matthew Hupert, Robert Gibbons, Mitch Corber, Danny Shot, Erik Richmond, Helixx C. Armageddon, Sarah Sarai, Meghan Grupposo, Ama Birch, Eugene Ring, Evie Ivy, Phillip Giambri, Ilka Scobie, Jennifer Juneau, Thomas Walker

Click link for more info:

https://facebook.com/events/s/frigid-new-york-presents-stage/2603224426439434/?ti=icl

Birthday Homage to Mas!

I am very honored to be invited to read at the Birthday Homage to Thomas (Mas) Walker, Poet!

I will read one of Mas’ poems titled “Train”and time permitting I may read my own poem, also titled “Train”.

Come out and hear 27 poets (including little ol’ me) as we pay homage to Mas at:

FRIGID NEW YORK STAGE PRESENTS:

A Birthday Poetry Party Trip Around the Sun

Sunday, February 9th

Doors open 5:00 PM

Show starts 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Kraine Theatre, 85 E 4th Street

New York, New York (East Village)

Cake & Pizza Poetry Party

$5 Admission

Hosted by Jennifer Juneau and Company

FEATURED READERS:

Valery Oisteanu, David Henderson, Big Mike Logan, Dorothy Friedman, Buttered Roll, Jeff Wright, Jerry Johnson, Nancy Mercado, Zev Torres, Gitesha Diana Hernandez, Puma Perl, Annie Lanzillotto, Matthew Hupert, Robert Gibbons, Mitch Corber, Danny Shot, Erik Richmond, Helixx C. Armageddon, Sarah Sarai, Meghan Grupposo, Ama Birch, Eugene Ring, Evie Ivy, Phillip Giambri, Ilka Scobie, Jennifer Juneau, Thomas Walker

https://facebook.com/events/s/frigid-new-york-presents-stage/2603224426439434/?ti=icl

Jerry T. Johnson, Featured

Jerry T. Johnson, Poet

will be featuring at:

Rick Eckerle’s Tue Night Live “Undead”

Lady Stardust

25 Ave. A & E. 2nd Street

East Village

New York, NY

Tuesday Night, January 21st

7pm – midnight (Music & Poetry see schedule below)

21+

Open Mic

No Cover

2 Drink Minimum – alcohol or non/alcohol

Donation Bucket passed – $2 or more

Schedule and Link to FB Event Page:

7:30-8:30.. Open Mic

8:30 ArchAngels

9:10..Feature Poet Jerry Johnson

9:30. Feature Songwriter Gary Van Miert

10:15 Feature Poet Prince McNally

10:30 Paul Jay

11pm Jeff Dennis

11:30 ArchAngels & ” Alphabet City Limits” Flyin Finale Squad ..

https://facebook.com/events/s/tues-nite-live-undead/516953228928807/?ti=icl

Day #42

Day #42

On January 7th, I decided to spend 50 days working on my next chapbook. Today is day #42. I have written 5 new poems since I started this journey.

I pause to remember when I picked up the pen. It was the summer of 1992 when I decided to write for public consumption. I’d always written for myself but after a few writing classes I started looking towards submitting my work. My first poem was published in the fall of 1992. Shortly afterwards, I stopped writing. I was promoted at my day job and took on a 100% travel assignment. I lived on the road, traveling from city to city, sleeping in hotel after hotel all across the USA.

It wasn’t long after that when I found myself living and traveling overseas for nearly 6 years. I came back to the USA, focused on family, raising 2 wonderful little girls and concentrating on my day job career.

In the Spring of 2013, I was home alone. My wife was traveling, the children grown and gone. I was watching a television show, “Elementary”, and the subject matter of that night’s episode’s caught my attention, my thoughts churned, I looked at the junk mail envelopes laying on the floor. ( I normally go through junk mail while watching TV)

I found a pen, picked up the junk mail envelopes and started writing on them. I wrote for 2 hours that night and that is when it all started again. I’ve been writing ever since.

The Next Fifty Days

The Next Fifty Days

Over the course of the next fifty days I will be working on a new chapbook. Initially, I’d planned on relaunching my first chapbook. My thoughts are leaning towards an entirely different approach now. The chapbook will not be a relaunch. I will focus on writing a new chapbook.

The chapbook will contain:

—poems published by other journals -poems whose rights have returned to me.

—poems which I call “people’s favorites “- poems not published but enjoyed at a variety of public poetry events as well as liked in my website/blog.

—new poems newly written and material already written but never shared

Finally, I may add a personal essay or two. Wish me well as I embark upon this journey. I will post updates periodically.