just another ex-jazz-musician/proto-rapper/Jersey-Irish-poet-actor/print-junkie/film-raptor/beat-hipster-"white Negro"-rhapsodizer/ex-hippie-punk-'60s-radical-organizer's take on all things cultural, political, spiritual & aggrandizing
Saturday, February 6, 2016
I can see why Charlotte Rampling got nominated for an Oscar for 45 YEARS, and can also see why some of the audience responses in the theater I saw it at, where there's a bulletin board for people to grade flicks, found it too slow and boring (one comment said they didn't realize it was filmed in real time).
But for me, this was a very artful movie, worth the time and money just to see the skillful interplay between Rampling and Tom Courtenay as an old married couple in their daily routines that get disrupted by the past intruding on their present.
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April 6th I'm doing a ten minute poetry set, to music, as part of my cousin Nick Ciavatta's 50th birthday bash with lots of bands (including his Sea of Otters and my favorite NYC music maker Sylvana Joyce and her band), 8PM, White Eagle Hall, 337 Newark Ave, Jersey City
April 25th, publication party for my new book, ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY: Poems 1960 to 2017, (Seven Stories Press), at Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street, NYC
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ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY
THE VILLAGE SONNETS
IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE
IT'S NOT NOSTALGIA
2000 American Book Award winner
MARCH 18, 2003
WHAT YOU FIND THERE
CANT BE WRONG
1997 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award "for Excellence in Literature"
ROCKY DIES YELLOW
CATCH MY BREATH
recordings of my reading from some of the books above