Between and Rock and a Hard PlaceBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
Long before knowing anything about art I made a Duchampian assisted ready made as a Christmas present for mom. She was thrilled at its invention but wondered what it was.
Diamond as Big as the RitzBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
Mom and Dad had different approaches to Christmas Shopping. She started in August and took months to build up a secret stash. He was strictly last minute and never could find the time. Gifts of cash and booze pre wrapped.
Let their be lightBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
None but the fullest, fattest and most beautiful tree would do. A special place out on Route 9 at an open air market. Nuts and tangerines. Bought the tree on Saturday and trimmed it all day Sunday.
Pleasure and PainBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
With my tiny allowance shopped for cheap Christmas presents at Woolworth's Fin e and Dime. Perfume for Mom and wind up cars for sister Pip. Then disaster struck.
As Though From an ElevatorBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
Struggling with a winter cold Stephen Rifkin rallied to enter our esteemed Elevator Poem contest. A volume of his verse was published last fall.
Short History of ElevatorsBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
Our playwright friend Mark St. Germain likes to research what he writes about. Here is a scholarly and amusing addition to our ongoing Elevator Poem contest.
The SiciliansBy: - Dec 20th, 2014
There is honor for a Sicilian to be treated and saved by a paisan. Omerta in an annual box of chocolates.
Elevator Contestant Doubles DownBy: - Dec 19th, 2014
A contestant in our Elevator Poem contest, the artist/ illustrator Robert Rendo, has his eyes on the prize. On these nights before Christmas he dreams of Burger King, Wendy's and McDonalds.
Broad Benefits UpliftingBy: - Dec 18th, 2014
Our friend Chris Busa is the publisher of Provinctown Arts Magazine which also promotes annd publishes books of piterature, criticism and poetry. This is his submission to our Elevator poem contest.
High Above ManhattanBy: - Dec 17th, 2014
Provoked by a prohibition from Jonas another poem inspired by elevators. In this case childhood memories of visiting the Empire State Building. Then the tallest building in the world. A true wonder. Never went back. Fear of flying.