Monthly Archives: October 2008

10/29/08 – Haunted Poetry Bash – Open mike & “Prop”-SLAM! (#2)

HOST & Slam Mistress: Robin

We are conjuring a spell: 
Dress as your favorite dead poet, live poet, literary character, or state of mind, or anything else that strikes you..  Prizes will be awarded, curses will be lifted!!! Lizzie Borden is sharpening her ax, and the poets will wail!!! So — Bring poetry. Pumpkins are optional.  Besides our usual open mike, tricker-treaters can compete in a costumed poetry slam. The usual NO PROPS rule is SUSPENDED so slammers may use all their HALLOWEENIE FINERY when they perform….
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Posted by on October 29, 2008 in * Past Theme Nights


10/22/08 – Richard Duffee

Richard Duffee

Richard Duffee

“….the belief that war is merely senseless is a failure to ask the right questions. The right questions are – ‘Who profits from it?’ and ‘How?’ “ -Richard Duffee

Poet Richard Duffee has a  uniquely informed perspective. He holds a degree in philosophical psychology from the University of Chicago, one in English from SUNY, and a third in law from Pace, where he also earned certificates in international and environmental law.

Raised in a Quaker town in a family traumatized by war, and with most of his male relatives committed to the military, Mr. Duffee was brought up as a Unitarian in a congregation that Martin Luther King Jr frequently addressed. He has lived and taught in India, and is the Green Party Candidate for Congress in the 4th district.

Yuganta Press will be releasing his new book of poetry titled “The Slow News of Need” later this month. He will be reading from it at Curley’s Diner in Stamford, Saturday, 10/25 at 4pm.

You can learn more at his website
This is sure to be an interesting reading you won’t want to miss!
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Posted by on October 22, 2008 in * Past Features


10/15/08 – Cheryl Panosian-Haddad


A school psychologist, Cheryl Panosian-Haddad is a former host of WNPS, and was first involved with the series around 1995 when it met at Doctor Java’s Caffinee Emporium. Since that time Cheryl married her sweetheart adding the name Haddad to her own family name – and in subsequent years became a busy mother of daughters. Her poetry builds on her Armenian heritage and on strong family themes. Her work is serious but she has a sense of humor: she was the  winner of the first WNPS Halloween Poetry Costume contest, when she read Sylvia Plath’s work costumed in a giant cardboard oven….
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Posted by on October 15, 2008 in * Past Features


10/8/08 – the ladies of Talk Ugly to Me

HOST: Robin

The performance poetry duo TALK UGLY TO ME.
ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE POETRY from two national slam poets: Sierra Demulder and Rhe  or Rhe and Sierra Demulder.

Rhe is a spoken word artist, practical activist, craft-enthusiast, reluctant tender of bars, professional keeper of level-heads, and fiddler on the fire-escape, hailing from Minneapolis, MN. An active member of the Twin Cities spoken word scene, she was a member of the 2007 SlamMN! Nationals Team and represented Minneapolis at the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam in March, 2008 Visit her myspace page

Sierra  enjoys goosebumps, cranberry juice and feminism, is member of the Intangibles Spoken Word Collective and Saint Paul National Soap-Boxing Team. While dividing her poetry between New York and the Twin Cities, she is performing and holding workshops at highschools, pride events, correctional facilities, colleges and street corners. She participated in this year’s National Poetry Slam competition in Madison, WI where her team made semi-finals {Ranked 13th (2008)}   Visit her myspace page

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Posted by on October 8, 2008 in * Past Features


10/1/08 – Dimitri Rimsky

HOST: Faith

Last heard performing his work in the August slam at Artwell in Tornington, Dimitri Rimsky has has been an entertainment agent, street mime, graphic designer, house painter and an occasional poet. He is currently a web developer and freelance designer. He belongs to the Litchfield County Writers Project and also the Washington Art Association, in Washington, CT where he has lived since 1950.

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Posted by on October 1, 2008 in * Past Features

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