The river's tent is broken: the last fingers of leafHAPPY SUMMER!
Clutch and sink into the wet bank. The wind
Crosses the brown land, unheard. The nymphs are departed.
Sweet Times, run softly till I end my song.
The river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers,
Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends
Or other testimony of summer nights. The nymphs are departed.
And their friends, the loitering heirs of city directors;
Departed, have left no addresses.
By the waters of New York I sat down and wept . . .
Sweet Times, run softly til I end my song.
Sweet Times, run softly, for I speak not loud or long.
-- T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland
And, a cool evening of poetry Wednesday, July 25, 7:00-9:30pm * * The Green Pavilion Poetry Event * * * (The Gala event for poetry. Have dinner with the Muse, all 9 of them!) * 4307-18th Ave. Bk * * * (F train to 18th Ave. station. Last car coming from Manh, right staircase to street. You will be only about 1/2 block away from rest., same block you will be standing on.) * Join Us. Come read your work, or your favorite poet under the chandeliers! * * One of the longest running poetry venues in the NYC area.
* * Our two featured readers for the evening, don't miss:
* J O S H U A M E A N D E R * * * J A C K C O O P E R * + o p e n r e a d i n g * * *
"The Venetian Hour" . . . Dinner with the Muse Part II- as before, those who have attended the venue, or have featured are welcome to submit to the anthology.
Some BIO Notes: John Jack Jackie (Edward) COOPER is the author of Ten (Poets Wear Prada, 2012), preview of his forthcoming “Aphorithms.” His American-English translation of Wax Women (Paris: International Art Office, 1985), with French texts of the original poems by Jean-Pierre Lemesle and photographs by Henry Jacobs, drew acclaim and dedicated full-window display from the Gotham Book Mart—legendary fishing hole to the “wise”—in New York, released in the United States the following year. His work has appeared online (exitstrata.com), forthcoming in the Unbearables' new anthology next year; his reviews, in Publishers Weekly and The Book Review of The Sunday New York Times. He has read manuscripts for Farrar, Straus & Giroux; served the Modern Language Association (MLA) as Research Associate; taught English, and counseled adult immigrants and refugees, in the ELESAIR Project, in Manhattan, for eleven years, financed by federal, state, and municipal grants—editing The Quilt, an anthology of student writings published by the Human Resources Administration (HRA). Content Producer at the GROW Network, a McGraw-Hill company, he edited Extensible Markup Language (XML), the evolving lingua franca linking human being to machine. Currently he is co-publisher and Production Editor of Poets Wear Prada.
Joshua Meander Most known as the host of Nomad's Choir Open Mic. and Publisher of a poetry journal with the same name. When he recites a poem he invokes the actor within. He takes a great pride in enhancing other artist to shine. A main stay on the poetry scene and a dear friend to his peers. A world traveler, he was in Egypt one month before the riots and last year he visited Romania and was not bit or impaled by Dracula. Just recently a friend from 25 years ago contacted him and Joshua informed his friend that he wrote a play based on his friend and the self-published book is entitled: Kept Away From The Shade. Joshua has been featured every year at the Green Pavilion since 1992 so, thanks to a generous an insightful and host and an equally supportive audience this is the 20th time his has been featured. Thank you all for continued support and if he didn't work week nights on the graveyard shift in Manhattan he would be a regular as this reading series. Host's note (Joshua has a lovely poem in the Green Pavilion Anthology – one of the “romantic ones” Vintage Comfort)