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  • Assisted Ready Made

    Between and Rock and a Hard Place

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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.

  • Christmas Shopping

    Diamond as Big as the Ritz

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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.

  • Trimming the Tree

    Let their be light

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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.

  • Woolworth's

    Pleasure and Pain

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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.

  • Stops

    As Though From an Elevator

    By: Stephen Rifkin - 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.

  • Thank You Archimedes

    Short History of Elevators

    By: Mark St. Germain - 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.

  • Chocolates

    The Sicilians

    By: Charles Giuliano - Dec 20th, 2014

    There is honor for a Sicilian to be treated and saved by a paisan. Omerta in an annual box of chocolates.

  • Really?

    Elevator Contestant Doubles Down

    By: Robert Rendo - 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.

  • Elevators Elevate Enlightenment

    Broad Benefits Uplifting

    By: Chris Busa - 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.

  • Stairway to Heaven

    High Above Manhattan

    By: Charles Giuliano - 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.

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