by Chris Joseph Stancato
This is the time of technology and speed; of instant gratification and social media platforms. A challenging time for some—a difficult time for others. The fast pace demand is only a simple nod to these times as recognition.
What does poetry demand?
Some of us will take a direction away from the viral activity, and onto a blue highway—the lifeline of a sacred road map. This entry where local people and shops shoulder the community; Read more [...]
Podcast Orange Postman POP
No. 2 (Love & Hope)
GRĒN BLŪ HAIKU NO. 2 also called Love & Hope is a haiku based on my experience with homeless people. The project to help our neighbors, our community, was organized by a community engagement program: Love Hope Music, based in Miami, FL.
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On the Heels of the Bee's Knees
Who are we gonna call
“Well, it aint gonna
be Ghost Busters.”
“Should I laugh now or
after we die from bee stings,” Daryl said.
Ron crossed his arms,
smiling. “I thought it was funny.”
Daryl crossed his arms
as well, but frowned. “It won’t be funny if mom gets stung.”
“First of all. They
are honey bees,” Ron said.
“Stop right there Mr.
Science,” Daryl said.
Ron looked up at the
large bee hive and didn’t utter Read more [...]
The Literary Mule
Autumn Ballad from a Roman Augur I
The Literary Mule, Autumn Ballad from a Roman Augur I
Literary Mule is a series of poems, prose, folklore, and short stories, that I
have taken from different places, some foreign, some local—a record of creative
ideas and influences. Taken by ways of observations and experiences, then documented
in a journal to be smuggled as written pages for books and on stages for
performances. This transfer of culture from traveling and experiencing Read more [...]
Christan Gatto: A Composition of Travel
A compelling review based on the sole question: What is your favorite book?
Cure, routine, rendezvous or collision, the rhyme of travel is sublime. But you must forgo these concepts and the common area in which you reside. Ride, ride, ride somewhere to the fissures of foreign tableaux.—D. Martini
A month ago I had a conversation with a dear friend who is a teacher living in the mountains of Colorado. It was about having a favorite book. From his repertoire Read more [...]
The Three Months of August
Ten years after the death of America's greatest playwright, August Wilson, we continue to view his social timeline called the 'Pittsburgh Cycle' a masterpiece.
The Three Months of August is based on the perspectives of the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’ and my personal consequences of a cycle that entailed: separation, divorce, and death. In this matter, Wilson’s ten plays paralleled the pivotal periods of a difficult situation yet provided me with solace to abscond Read more [...]
The Lords Notes on Visions Jim Morrison (Selection Review)
I’ve always had an appreciation of poetry, but I didn’t read it outside of the school curriculum. Morrison’s book of poems, The Lords and The New Creatures, was the first book of poetry that I read and recited.
I knew Jim Morrison was the lead singer for the Doors, but I didn’t know he had poetry published.
In 1987 I was listening to everything from Pop to Reggae and Rap to Classic Rock. However, I was always intrigued Read more [...]