Monday, April 14, 2014

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Paul B. Roth:  Bitter Oleander Press stands as one of the guardians of independent book publishing. In an age when the small press industry and its plethora of startups struggles against giants of print and internet,  Roth’s The Bitter Oleander journal continues to weather the storm. With Alan Britt.   
Paul Roth Interview in Ragazine, V10, N2

Thursday, November 28, 2013

spare me

language.
form.
spare me language.
spare me form.

perfect poem
an empty page.
how minimal
can you be?

how much left
to write about,
what’s remains
to share?

spare me language.
spare me form.
spare me what remains
to crow about.

describe the emptiness
behind that white sheet,
that relentless snow
freezing my soul.

so spare me,
who has not the time
to share the beating

of an empty drum.

11-28-13

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

uber poet

uber poetry
erasing itself line by line,
jumping around as if
independent
of thought,  without direction,
youthful, energetic...
its yearning  like the pink
aurora borealis,
at the bottom, near to earth,
a plaything of the sun, 
from charged particles
ionizing the atmosphere
above the tundra lichen.

liken that to the quiet scene
of boys in cutoff pants
and sweet girls in taffeta
watching boys in cutoff pants
throw  stones flattened
by glacial rivers,  here now
after a million years, there
selected, drawn and tossed again
this time by children
who ionize the waters
with multiples of of landings
and takeoffs that leave
trails of rippling circles,  
the disturbance of calm.
who?
the uber poet asks,
who

threw the first stone?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

DEADLINE EXTENDED:
The deadline for entries for Ragazine’s first fund-raising contest, “Speculative Fiction by People of Color,” has been extended to September 20, 2013.  If you haven’t entered already, there’s still time to do so. Ragazine.CC is an independent e-zine. We publish pretty much whatever we like, but we’ve worked diligently to ensure the work you find in Ragazine.CC will be as much worth your while to read as it was for the author to create and the editors to pull together. 
See contest guidelines: http://ragazine.cc/2013/06/contest/
Special Post: Tom Wilber reports on Obama visit to Binghamton Univ.; Fracking takes back seat to president's education agenda... http://ragazine.cc/2013/08/tom-wilber/

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Independence Day from Facebook

Facebook asked me to promote my pages. I thought that would be a good idea. Then they asked me for $10.00. I thought, hey, that sucks. There are guys on the street in NYC who ask that every day. If I gave $10.00 to every one of them, I'd be happy but it's not going to happen. Facebook asks me what I'm thinking, I think I'd like to get a movement going that will show them you don't have to spend tens or hundreds or thousands of dollars promoting your site. So, I'm asking you to please send the following link around for FREE!!!::))), NOT SPAM -- IT's A REAL "Product".... to demonstrate that the web is not (entirely, yet) for sale... The site: Http://RAGAZINE.CC...