Category Archives: Events

Reading fiction at the Literature Lives event – 10/24/12

Film Screening – Requiem for a Dream

Literary Readings and Open Mic gets press

Take a look at what the Hudson Reporter has written about the events at the North Bergen Free Public Library.

Read article here > Literature Lives in the news.

Literature Lives – reading and open mic (7-25-12)

Serious Cinema – film screening and discussion (7/11/12)

I Will Not be Pacified – live reading

Recorded during the Literature Lives open mic event at the North Bergen Free Public Library in NJ on June 27th 2012. These literary readings are held once a month on the last Wednesday of every month.

This poem was written in 2009. Inspired by a baby t-shirt slogan I designed years earlier, this poem is a response to the many levels of authority and control that surround our daily lives. It professes a rebellion against the manipulation from various systems that directly affect us. From the blatant attempts at control espoused by politics, religion. education and media, to the more subtle influences on our behavior by pop culture and consumer culture, this poem expresses a break from the mainstream and a refusal to capitulate.

Contract with America – live reading

Recorded during the Literature Lives open mic event at the North Bergen Free Public Library in NJ on June 27th 2012. These literary readings are held once a month on the last Wednesday of every month.

This poem was written in 1994 during the Clinton years, when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House. I still read the poem because it is still relevant even today. As long as Gingrich continues to be active in political life, and continues to speak publicly, this poem will remain current.

Literature Lives – reading and open mic (6-27-12)

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