Thursday, March 29, 2007
The new Ted Leo & the Pharmacists cd Living With The Living was released last week. You'll want to check it out.
- Frank Sherlock
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
My friend Haile Johnston is on the ballot for 5th District City Council primary coming up on May 15. Haile is a great guy with a huge heart and boundless energy who genuinely believes in Philly's potential & in the importance of our communities. After graduating from UPenn's Wharton School, Haile (a native of Philadelphia who grew up in Germantown) and his wife Tatiana (also a Wharton grad, native of Guatemala), chose to STAY here in Philly & channel their passion, creativity, & considerable smarts as agents of positive change.
A resident of Strawberry Mansion, Haile founded the East Park Revitalization Alliance (EPRA), a non-profit, with his wife Tatiana. They have planted over 300 trees, built community gardens, created jobs for local residents, engaged neighborhood kids in positive community building activies through after school and summer programming, and continue to manage over 13 acres of vacant land.
Haile also worked for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to enhance nutrition and recreation programs in order to combat childhood obesity and to ban trans fats from Philadelphia restaurants. His concern for the health of his community, especially kids, led him to initiate programs to improve access and awareness of Fairmount Park facilities and the development and promotion of organized activities.
You can read lots more about him here:
For those of you who live in his district, please take a minute to check out Halie's website and consider giving him your support on May 15.
& whatever you do, vote, vote, vote...
Monday, March 26, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
I’m trying to get back to living again, so I limped to a double-header reading tonight- Julia Bloch & Dodie Bellamy at Kelly Writers House, then Bhanu Kapil at TUCC. And all three writers were AMAZING!!! It’s so good to be back in circulation & getting poetry back in my ear. I can’t say it enough, but once more for now…
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
More photos may be viewed here: http://picasaweb.google.com/jmccreary.map/FrankBenefit?authkey=8h-T1vF_oG0
: jenn mcc
Monday, March 19, 2007
This online journal can be read
for free by clicking HERE
Saturday, March 24th, 6pm to 8pm
108 S. 13th St.
hosted by Tim Peterson & CAConrad
Readers will include:
Dodie Bellamy, Kyle Conner, CAConrad, Jim Cory, Sarah Dowling, Maria Fama, Chris Gullo, hassen, Mytili Jagannathan, Anne Kaier, Candace Kaucher, Erica Kaufman, Kevin Killian, Janet Mason, Cathleen Miller, Ashraf Osman, Tim Peterson, Stephen Potter, Sina Queyras, Nathaniel Siegel, Stacy Szymaszek, Eleanor Wilner, Christina Strong, Jason Zuzga
Dodie Bellamy will read the kari edwards editorial statement
Eleanor Wilner will read the poems by the late Almitra David
Jim Cory will read the poems by the late Karl Tierney
CAConrad will read the poems by the late Alexandra Grilikhes
EOAGH Issue 3 – Queering Language was edited by CAConrad, kari edwards, Paul Foster Johnson, Erica Kaufman, Jack Kimball, Tim Peterson, and Stacy Szymaszek.
This online publication includes the work of over 100 contributors as well as editors' statements on this project.
Issue 3 of EOAGH is dedicated to the memory of
kari edwards (1954-2006)
dear friend, mentor, colleague, crusader.
WE WILL HAVE WINE AND FOOD FOR DONATION
all money goes to the
kari edwards Memorial Poetry Award
AND WE WILL RAFFLE OFF THE AMAZING
Sina Queyras photograph BAT BARBIE!