Thursday, August 30, 2012

Event: The Life and Poetry of Rumi

Shahin Monshipour, who teaches Anthropology and Sociology at RIT, has created an organization called International Culture and Art Network.  The following is  information about this new organization's first fundraiser on the Life and Poetry of Rumi, to be held at the AAUW house on September 15th.

You are also welcome to contact Shahin at

In the past year, Shahin presented an engaging lecture on Rumi for Just Poets.  I spoke to her yesterday and this promises to be an joyful event. One, I hope to attend.

Writers & Books/JGK Gallery Poetry & Art Collaboration

Writers & Books/JGK Gallery Poetry & Art Collaboration 
 Friday September 14, 2012   6 p.m.
JGK Gallery
10 Vick Park A
Rochester, New York 14607
$10 Writers and Books Members/$12 General Public

Join us as Writers and Books and JGK Galleries present a unique collaboration between poetry and art. Sixteen Rochester poets have written poems in response to the artwork of California artist, Brittany Ryan. Ms. Ryan works both as a painter and a sculptor and this exhibit includes examples of both forms. This Friday evening event will include readings of these poems by the poets, a reception with Brittany Ryan, and a viewing of the show. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the artist and the poets.

 I am one of the poets that participated in the project.  I responded to Ryan's sculpture entitled: Infinite Potential.
I am looking forward to this event's reading and viewing of the artwork.  It promises to be an exciting evening of Art.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Days Slouching Toward Another Beginning

Photo: P. Tonery

Behold, The Sun in Peter's Hand . . .

Now the summer days are slouching 
towards another beginning . . .
Soon, the new semester . . . 

Are we ready?

Russell Crowe and Patti Smith Duet

Friday, August 17, 2012

Poets Walk Now in Progress

Here are some of the poetry bricks for Poets Walk!
The ribbon cutting ceremony will be October 4th, 2012 and other
events now being organized for the First Friday October 5th, 2012.

Can't wait to see the  final layout.  They say a great deal of  Poets Walk will be complete by end of September.

Please mark your calendars.  You will want to attend these historic events. Gives new meaning to the adage: Written in Stone.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Photo: K. Iuppa

At the end of the rainbow, a pot of tomato sauce is bubbling.
Quarts upon quarts of fresh tomato sauce line up on our dining room table. I have made a variety of batches: red  and yellow, red(strictly plum tomatoes), red (all varieties) and golden yellow.
Made quart jars of tomato soup, too.  Peter made salsa. 
We have miles to go because the harvest is just kicking into high gear. Picking veggies every day, baskets upon baskets full.
Wishing my sister Andrea were here to enjoy our bounty. Heard that my niece Suzanne, who lives in Wales, will be visiting in September, just in time for my birthday. Can't wait to see her.
We had such a great visit last year.

 The weather has cooled down quite a bit, which we're all grateful for cooler nights. In several short weeks, our semester will begin.
So much to do before those first classes. Looking forward to  this semester.  I have a lot of exciting events planned.

My own work continues to percolate. The steady routine has been a blessing in so many ways. I think I have done exactly what I set out to do this summer.