Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Things To Do Today-- Vote.

The video below is a segment of the Jimmy Kimmel Challenge, which is hilarious in its entirety
(the common reaction is the bust out wail), but this segment is really special and the children are so dear. I love the older brother reassuring his little brother, "You were so close" in 2 plus 2, and his reasoning with his parents-- the bellyache consequences. The ending just makes me laugh. We have been saying it here-- You sneaky _______ for eating the last bag of popcorn, or you sneaky _______ for ducking out on the dishes . . .


Today is Election Day. I'm up in the wee hour to prep for the whole day and get out of here early enough to go vote before heading out to the appointed rounds of residencies and meetings and advisement. It's going to be a merry-go-round day.

(Can you believe we're at that time of year, getting students set for next semester. The weeks are passing oh so quickly. I have so many daily deadlines. Soon, holidays. Thanksgiving around the corner. So much to do before that day! )


Looking ahead, this Sunday at the Memorial Art Gallery, 2-5:30 p.m. there will be a poetry reading celebrating all of the poems that will be included in the Poets Walk project. This event is free and Open to the Public.

Here's the schedule:

Poets Walk Reading Schedule
Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium
Sunday, November 13, 2-5:30 pm (Reception to follow)
Emcees: John Roche, Arlette Miller Smith, and Joe Flaherty

Introductions by Jack Garner, Joe Flaherty, Grant Holcomb
Boo Poulin for Lucille Clifton
Tyler Stoffer for Al Poulin, Jr.
Fay Neuberg for Israel Emiot
Rachel Astarte Piccione for Anthony Piccione
John Roche for Robert Creeley
Sherry Tulloch (?) for Pat Janus
Arlette Miller Smith for Janine Pommy Vega
Steven Huff for Hayden Carruth (plus his own poem)

David Shakes as Frederick Douglass
Ruben Gomez for Octavio Paz
William Heyen for Karla Linn Merrifield (plus his own poem)
Leslie Lockert for Bobby Johnson
Monty Campbell for Susan Deer Cloud
Sam Abrams
David Michael Nixon
Donna Marbach
Dream Engine clip
Flying Words Project clip

3:00-3:15 Intermission (coffee and cookies in lobby)

3:15-4:00 Cornelius Eady
Linda Allardt
Beatrice O’Brien
Patrick Graybill
Ella Mae Lentz
Michael Czarnecki
Dale Davis for Jocelyn Macy and William Carlos Williams
Alexa Scott Flaherty for Finvolva Drury
Kitty Jospe for Marianne Moore (plus her own poem)
Claudia Stanek
Patricia Roth Schwartz
John Roche for David Meltzer and Dave Kelly

4:00-4:15 Intermission (coffee and cookies in lobby)

Reenah Golden
Slam High videos
Grace Flores
Eddie Swayze
Leah Zazulyer
Michael Ketchek
Dane Gordon
Thom Ward
Richard Peek for John A. Williams
Ed Sanders/Fugs clip

M.J. Iuppa
Vincent F.A. Golphin
Tony Leuzzi
Gary Lehmann
Frank Judge
Wanda Schubmehl
Anne Coon
Lori Nolasco
Tom Holmes
Ralph Black

Following the reading there will be a reception in the atrium of the Memorial Art Gallery

No comments:

Post a Comment