Monthly Archives: October 2010

Oct. 27, 2010 — Monica Youn and WNPS’s Annual Poetry Halloween Bash

Monica Youn

Monica Youngna Youn is an American poet whose  poems have appeared in Oxford Poetry,Gulf Coast, Paris Review, Angi, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Poetry Review, among others. Read her poem Stealing The Scream on   She was raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Princeton University, Yale Law School with a J.D., and Oxford University with a M. Phil, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She works as a lawyer at New York University Law School, and teaches at Columbia University. She has been a Stegner, McDowell and Witter Bynner Fellow, had a Yaddo residency and is on the Advising Artists Council, for the Millay Colony for the Arts. She lives in Manhattan.

WNPS’s Annual Poetry Halloween Bash – COME AS YOUR FAV DEAD POET, or as a character in one of your own poems, prized for top three, and a little something for everyone who comes in costume, get into the fun with something mildly or wildly creative.

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Oct. 20, 2010 – The Duende Project (Tony Brown, Steven Lanning-Cafaro)

Tony Brown and Steven Lanning-Cafaro,

The Duende Project (formerly Duende) is the poetry and music project of Tony Brown, veteran performance poet and writer, and Steven Lanning-Cafaro, virtuoso electric bass player and guitarist. Check it out at ReverbNation

Formed in 2006, they’ve released two CDs and chapbooks (“Jim’s Fall” and “americanized”) on their own Loyal Weasel label/press, and have performed in poetry and music venues up and down the East Coast.

Tony Brown’s two most recent books are “Flood,” (Pudding House 2009) and “About A Boy,” (Loyal Weasel Press, 2010). He has three pushcart nominations, and the official title of “Legend of Slam” at the 2006 PSA slam nationals. His work has been published it “100 Poets Against the War” (2003); “From Page To Stage” (2006); “Appleseeds” (2008); and “In Their Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself” (2005) — and in journals such as The November 3rd Club, Riverwalk Journal, Worcester Magazine, Worcester Review, Ballard Street Poetry, World Literature Today, Breath and Shadow, Home Planet News, and many others. He’s also a regular columnist on the poetic life for the poetry website, . Tony blogs at . He is self-employed as a training consultant and writer, and is a lifelong resident of Southern New England, currently residing in Worcester.

Steven Lanning-Cafaro is an in-demand musician with many irons in the fire, including as an instructor, a guitar technician, a session player and solo artist, and recently as the bass player for popular New England funk-rock band, 5 Flavor Discount. Together as The Duende Project, they have created a sound that adds elements of funk, rock, jazz, flamenco, and folk music to poems on topics from aging and love to social justice and questions of identity in a multicultural world.

Don’t miss this event!!!

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Oct 13, 2010 – Jack Powers

Jack Powers



JACK POWERS’ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Inkwell, Atlanta Review, Cortland Review, The Ledge, The Connecticut River Review and Naugatuck Review and other magazines. He teaches special education and English at Joel Barlow High School and lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife and three children. He was the CCTE Poet of the Year in 2005 and the NEATE Poet of the Year in 2009.

Translation *

I confuse the names of Polish poets
blending all into one name beginning
with Z and ending with i, one poet
with a range of styles and voices
that stun me, the idiot American,
imagining a country of one or perhaps
two – a north Pole and a south Pole
churning out astonishing poems
somehow translated into my dumb tongue
and I wonder: How? Did they rhyme
or consonate in the original Slavonic
sz’s and slaw’s and ski’s? How
can the music travel across such
closed borders? How much
is creator and how much courier?

And how can I thank both for each
smuggled artifact, en- and decoded
intelligence that traveled so far

* Previously published in The Ledge

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Oct. 6, 2010 – Rich Hemmings & Debberae Streett

Richard Hemmings & Debbarae Streett

This husband and wife team has long been associated with the vibrant poetry scene, in York, PA

Richard Hemmings has been published in Nimbus, Mad Poets Review, Medicinal Purposes and other publications. His on-line appearances include, and

Debbera Streett is a poet living in southern York County. Her poetry has been published at, in the York Daily Record, YorkWrites, and the York-Blog and at a number of other poetry sites. She hosts a monthly poetry critique session called “Revisions” on the 4th Sunday of each month.


a poem by Debberae Streett


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