Showing posts from September 6, 2015

"of poetry and storytelling - a celebration of words and images"

South Porch, Seward House Museum (photo by: Lisa Brennan) aaduna, Inc. in association with the Harriet Tubman Boosters presented a reading of words on the South Porch of the Seward House Museum.  Three reading rounds enabled the audience to experience intriguing and enchanting words that were heard throughout the Gardens of the Museum.  This event celebrated the Museum's September First Friday Community Event, as well as the non-profit corporation's fifth year of publishing aaduna , an online literary and visual arts journal.   Bobbie Dumas Panek (photo:  Lisa Brennan) Ron Van Nostrand (Photo by: Jessie Reich) The affair, funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, featured the esteemed Auburn poet, Bobbie Dumas Panek... Special guest, Ron Van Nostrand who is the publisher of Olive Trees , a print journal of poet

We Remember

Katrina… New Orleans and the Gulf region… Voices that will never be able to spew out rhymes that dip, stretch, and strike cords in our consciousness 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA - google image Hands that will never write those words to inspire and teach us truths over fantasy, dreams over madness, worth over defeatism Feet that will never touch the stage and bring us flights of fancy, and make complicity, our simplicity Breath that will never blow out those tunes that makes us tap our feet and drift back to those times in our lives Intellects that will never serve as leaders in all idioms of commerce and creativity Spirits that will never make us want to become more than what we are in this moment. We remember….2005. © 2015 by bill berry, jr.