Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Poetry in the Air

I had a dream last night that I was standing on the steps of a building much like the Met, but instead of Fifth Avenue, I looked out onto a plaza with a fountain that led into a park. And poetry was scrolling through the air. There was a little eddie of stanzas near the fountain. Words like birds zipped across the sky. Some were dancing ribbons of syntax.

I spent the rest of the dream trying to write down what I'd read. I was constantly looking for notebooks or making sure I had my notebook with me. But, just like writing in real life, I never quite got down exactly what was in the air.

The poetry wasn't biblical, but I remember thinking that the title should be Proverbs 18:21: "Death and Life are in the power of the tongue".


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

okieinthecity: Top 100 NYC Blog

New York 101: The Definitive Guide to New York City listed okieinthecity.com as one of the top 100 blogs of New York.


Pretty cool to have this honor come out of the blue. I have no idea how they found me.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Okie in the City Artist's Collective: Thursday, November 10th

In need of some good soul salve? Come on down to the Nuyorican cafe tomorrow night and hear some great music and poetry from kind and goofy people alike.

Michelle-Leona Godin is kicking the evening off with her avant accordion brain smash. If you've never heard, no, experienced this, you're in for a treat.


Yours truly with the Kick Assonance crew, Steven Leyva and Christian Erickson, will follow with some toasty poetry.

And Single White Band will round the evening out with music that will slap a smile across your face and set your feet a tappin'.






$8 tickets in advance, $10 at the door. Show starts at 7pm. Hope to see you there!