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Listing #1
Alphabetical list poets with just names, by last name and then first name. See below.
Listing #2
Detalied alphabetical list of poets with last name, first name, bio info when available, links to subpages on this website than contain videoclips (click on the blue words in the poem name), photos, and text of poems in some cases, and links to merchandise or services for sale (e.g. books, workshops, etc. See below
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Listing #4
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Poet in the spotlight
Video of Stanley Barkan reading "The Layers." the signature poem of Stanley Kunitz. on 9/11/05 at the Russian Samovar Restaurant.
 
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Listing #1
Alphabetica list poets with just names, by last name and then first name
Spotlight poets to date
Akella Usha  
Albrecht Jay  
Altabet Esther  
Antonio EJ  
Arkun Aram  
Attal Fuad  
Baisch Caroline  
Barkan Stanley  
Carmen Michael  
Chenn Zamira  
Chu Julie  
Connor-Bey Brenda  
Cornell Doretta  
Dayen Aleksey  
Dulji-Mutt Sana  
Fazio Kathryn  
Feeley Alice  
Fishman Helene (Sandy)  
Gallagher Kate  
Halman Dafne  
Handel Ruth  
Hernandez Adrienne  
Kim Myungee  
Kunitz Stanley  
Kurti Cezar  
Marks Ina  
Matherne Beverly  
North Laura Pacher  
Offen Jay  
Pantirer Leon  
Provenzano Anthony  
Rabassa Clementine  
Rabassa Gregory  
Radmila Gorup  
Rinkewich Mindy  
Rippstein Karen  
Rosenfield Clare  
Sangupta Preety  
Seamon Naznim  
Shabalin Sergey  
Shapiro Yselle  
Simone Linda  
Sisco Kelly  
Sisco Frank  
Smith Patricia  
Solomon Golda  
Suderth Estelle  
Tabot Dina  
Tambellini Aldo  
Temsky Leontine  
Villanueva Tino  
Walkowski Zoe-Ann  
Walsh Charlotte  
Zeyer Drew  
     
     
     
Week beginning
Poet
Poem<<< (Click on the underlined words to go to a separate page)>>>>
3/14/05
Sana Mulji Dutt
3/21/05
Linda Simone
3/28/05
Helene (Sandy) Fishman
4/4/05
Ruth Handel
4/11/05
E.J. Antonio
4/18/05
Alice Feeley
4/25/2005(actually from 4/27/05)
Clare Rosenfield
5/2/05
Jay Albrecht
5/9/05 & 5/16/05
Usha Aklella

I'm Not Sam

5/23/05
Kathryn Fazio
5/30/05
Caroline Baisch
6/6/05
Laura Pacher North
6/13/05
Kate Gallagher
6/20/05
Leon Pantirer
6/29/05
Doretta Cornell
7/6/05
Charlotte Walsh
7/13/2005
Conner-Bey, Brenda
7/21/2005
Adrienee Hernandez
7/30/05
Yselle Shapiro
8/17/2005 Patricia Smith When Dexter King Met James Earl Ray
10/3/2005 Michael Carman Beets
10/10/05 Kathryn Fazio All Things My Coach Taught Me
10/25/05 Golda Solomon I Saw Dotty..
11/22/05 Tino Villanueva (poem author and reader in Spanish) and Lisa Horowitz (reader in English) "Imagine Un Papel"
2/12/06 Stanley Barkan reading "The Layers," the signature poem of Stanley Kuntiz "The Layers"
7/27/2006 Stanley Kunitz reading "The Layers" on 2/20/2006 in his West Village apartment in New York City "The Layers"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listing #2
Detalied alphabetical list of poets with last name, first name, bio info when available, links to subpages on this website than contain videoclips, photos, and text of poems in some cases, and links to merchandise or services for sale (e.g. books, workshops, etc.
Poet and Bio (for some the bio is from Poetry Caravan anthology called en(compass).)
Photos and VideoPoems (Click on blue highlighted words to go to the page of VideoPoem)
 
Akella, Usha

Usha Akella is the founder of the Poetry Caravan, a volunteer organization that takes poetry readings and workshops to people who cannot otherwise attend such events.  She is the author of a book of poetry “…Kali Dances. So Do I…” She performs her Sufi poetry accompanied by Steve Gorn throughout the tri-state metropolitan area. Usha’s work has appeared in many US based journals such as The Cumberland Review, The Crab Orchard Review, The Maryland Poetry Review, Pearl, Emily Dickinson Journal, Catamaran etc., She was the winner of Maryland Poetry Review’s Egan Memorial Contest, and a finalist in the past for the Wisconsin University Press contest. Her poem ‘One hears,’ was nominated for the Pushcart from Emily Dickinson review. Her first book of poems “…Kali Dances. So Do I…” was published in India by Authors and Writers India Ltd. Kali Dances is reading material for an Asian American Literature course at Smith College. She has read extensively in the US and India. Usha’s second body of poetry has been described as Sufi in orientation and she has shared her Sufi poetry with audiences at CUNY, Omega Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Sufi Books. She has been accompanied by Steve Gorn the internationally known flautist on the bansuri and clarinet whose work was recently featured in Oscar winner 'Born into Brothels.'

I'm Not Sam                  
                 
 
Albrecht, Jay

Usha Akella is the founder of the Poetry Caravan, a volunteer organization that takes poetry readings and workshops to people who cannot otherwise attend such events.  She is the author of a book of poetry “…Kali Dances. So Do I…” She performs her Sufi poetry accompanied by Steve Gorn throughout the tri-state metropolitan area. Usha’s work has appeared in many US based journals such as The Cumberland Review, The Crab Orchard Review, The Maryland Poetry Review, Pearl, Emily Dickinson Journal, Catamaran etc., She was the winner of Maryland Poetry Review’s Egan Memorial Contest, and a finalist in the past for the Wisconsin University Press contest. Her poem ‘One hears,’ was nominated for the Pushcart from Emily Dickinson review. Her first book of poems “…Kali Dances. So Do I…” was published in India by Authors and Writers India Ltd. Kali Dances is reading material for an Asian American Literature course at Smith College. She has read extensively in the US and India. Usha’s second body of poetry has been described as Sufi in orientation and she has shared her Sufi poetry with audiences at CUNY, Omega Institute, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Sufi Books. She has been accompanied by Steve Gorn the internationally known flautist on the bansuri and clarinet whose work was recently featured in Oscar winner 'Born into Brothels.'

Brook Book A Veggie's Valentine                
               
 
Altabet, Esther

 

A Bit of Algebraic Nonsense                  
                 
 
Antonio, E.J.

E.J. Antonio resides in Mount Vernon, NY and is one the founding committee members of The Poetry Caravan.  She has attended the Sarah Lawrence College Writer’s Conference and has completed two Cave Canem New York regional workshops.  E.J. has appeared as a featured reader in the New York metropolitan area.  Her work has also been featured online at Poetz.com, RogueScholars.com, and LouderArts.com and has been printed in numerous anthologies.  She has placed second in the Annual Greenburgh Poetry Competition in 2003 and 2004.  She is currently working on a full-length manuscript and a chapbook.

Acceptance (Frank Sisco also has a videotape of this poem read at Pace University on 3/17/05. ) Pedestal (Frank Sisco also has a videotape of this poem read at Pace University on 3/17/05.) Alert              
             
 
Arkun, Aram

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Armenian        
       
 
Attal, Fuad

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Arabic        
       
 
Baisch, Caroline

Caroline Baisch is a poet with the Poetry Caravan. She is a mother of three and grandmother of eight. Although born in Brooklyn NY, she ahs lived her entire life in Westchester. She recalls being a winner in a Seventeen magazine poetry contest fifty-five years ago. She has had six essays published in the Journal News. She has retired from Readers Digest as an editorial correspondent.

The Moth              
             
 
Barkan, Stanley

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in English Imortality      
     
 
Carman, Michael

Michael Carman is a poet, novelist, and teacher.  Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Rattapallax, Space & Time, Lumina, For the Gathering, and online at Error! Bookmark not defined., and she has read as a featured poet at various venues in the New York City area.  Michael has taught writing in prisons and to ex-offenders in residential treatment centers, and currently teaches in and serves as coordinating consultant for a series of creative writing workshop for seniors in Manhattan under the auspices of Poets & Writers.  She served as senior poetry editor of Lumina, the graduate literary magazine of Sarah Lawrence College, where she completed her MFA in poetry last May.  She is co-founder, with Vicki Moss, of the Borderline Poetry Café, a new readings series at the Irvington Public Library.

Beets              
             
 
Chenn, Zamira

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Hebrew        
       
 
Ch__, Julie

 

My Life is Like a Green Silk Ribbon              
             
 
Connor-Bey, Brenda

Brenda Connor-Bey is an award winning poet, writer and arts-in-education consultant andis a co-founder of New Renaissance Writers Guild, founder of MenWem Writers Workshop and a member of the Harlem Writers’ Workshop and the Poetry Caravan.  In 2002, she was awarded the Outstanding Arts Educator Award from the Westchester Fund for Women and Girls.  She is a recipient of a CAPS award for poetry, four PEN awards for non-fiction, a NYFA for fiction and is a MacDowell, YADDO and Cave Canem Fellow.  Her first book, Thoughts of an Everyday Woman/An Unfinished Urban Folktale, is a collection of prose and poetry.  She recently completed a chapbook of poetry, Spirit Seeker, and is currently working on a novel, The House on Blackwell Lane and a young-adult novel, Adventures in the Land of Purple.  Recently, Brenda became a member of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center.

Panama Fishing Man              
             
 
Cornell, Doretta

M. Doretta Cornell is a Sister of the Divine Compassion and Associate Professor of English at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York. She is a poet with The Poetry Caravan.

January - Gray Morning With Ducks              
             
 
Dayen, Aleksey

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Russian The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Ukranian      
     
 
Dutt, Sana Mulji

Sana Mulji Dutt is currently training for her Certificate in Poetry Therapy.  She has facilitated poetry workshops at the Esplanade Assisted Living Center in White Plains, the Nyack Library, the Clarkstown Senior Center, Nyack Elementary School and is currently facilitating the YWCA Affordable Housing workshops.

Baloch Para I stoned the devil stoned the dream            
           
 
Fazio, Kathryn

Kathryn Fazio  was named Poet Laureate of the College of Staten Island, CUNY where she won the Ed Rehberg Prize for Poetry and the Ferrara Scholarship from the Performing and Creative Arts Department.  Her poems have been published in numerous literary anthologies as well as other poetry magazines.  Ms. Fazio has been featured on several radio shows in the New York metropolitan area.  She also appeared on Brooklyn Cable show, Earth is Not On Tape, it’s companion CD series, and the Manhattan Cable show Earthbird. (from en(compasse) book) . Kathryn Fazio began her work in 1984 under the direction of her oil painting professor Pat Passlof. Soon after, renowned painter Milton Resnick took an interest in Ms. Fazio’s poetry and supported the publishing of 205: A book of poetry by people who paint. Subsequently, Ms. Fazio won the College of Staten Island’s first Ed-Rehberg Prize for Poetry, naming her poet laureate. She authored, A Taste of Hybrid Vigor: New Poems of War, Passion and Social Significance and received the Silla Gold Crown World Peace Literature Prize in 2004. Her work has been featured on public radio stations WNYE-FM, WBAI-FM, and WOR-AM. As the grant recipient of the Brooklyn Economic Development Corp. she founded The Mobile Poetry, a project of KMFenterprises which travels within the five boroughs assisting vulnerable populations, and interstate for Red Cross disaster fundraising efforts. One of her most prized experiences is meeting Usha Akella, founder of The Poetry Caravan, and being published in the Poetry Caravan anthology, en (compass). (from 10/26/05 email from Kathryn for Cornelia Street reading on 11/17/05)

Jumping Turnstiles The Moving All Things My Coach Taught Me          
         
 
Feeley, Alice

Alice V. Feeley, RDC, a native of Brooklyn, NY, has taught at the elementary, high school and college levels.  Currently, Alice Feeley is President of the Sisters of the Divine Compassion, White Plains.  Alice began writing poetry about twelve years ago and has had some of poems published, e.g., America, Inkwell,  and in*tense magazines as well as Let the Poets Speak.  Alice won first prize in the adult division of the 2003 Greenburgh Arts Council Poetry Contest and delivered an original commemorative poem on 9/11/03 at a groundbreaking ceremony in Hartsdale for the wall of tiles created by local residents in response to the tragedy of 9/11.

Cherry Tree in Spring              
             
 
Fishman, Helene (Sandy)

Helene Fishman is a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, scuba diver, photographer, gardener, observer and listener.  A trained social worker, she has been writing poetry in fits and starts since the third grade.  She is interested in world news so that she understands that local news or squabbles can be unimportant in the big picture.

The Seamountg              
             
 
Gallagher, Kate

Kate M. Gallagher received her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing from Pomona College.  She has studied poetry with Marvin Bell and Jorie Graham at the University of Iowa, and has participated in poetry readings in New York City and Westchester.  She is also an editor, and teaches Creative Writing for children, adults, and the developmentally disabled at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts and The Kids Short Story Connection in Greenburgh, NY.

Under the Stairs the Silence              
             
 
Halman, Dafne

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Turkish        
       
 
Handel, Ruth

Ruth Handel writes poetry to honor creation and to try to make sense of the world. Her poems have been published in several literary anthologies in print and on the web. She was a winner of 1996 Greenburgh, NY poetry contest and has presented readings of her poetry throughout the tri-state area. A political activist and retired professor of education, she has published academic papers and books throughout her professional career, including Building Family Literacy in an Urban Community (Teachers College Press, 1999).  A New York native and long-time Westchester resident, Ruth has traveled many parts of the world, always with eager eyes and ears, pencil and notebook at the ready. She thinks the Poetry Caravan is one of the best ideas around.

Wondering Eye Another Example Open Air (For Bill who suggested writing poetry outdoors) Guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine        
       
 
Hernandez, Adrienne

Adrienne Hernandez is a poet and naturalist who lives in Hartsdale, New York.  She is a wife, the mother of two children and a kindergarten teacher.

Undisturbed        
       
 
Kim, Myungee

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz In Korean        

 

 

     
 
Kunitz, Stanley (1905 - 2006)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (on 7/26/2006)

Stanley Jasspon Kunitz (July 29, 1905 – May 14, 2006) was a noted American poet of Lithuanian descent who served two years (1974–1976) as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (a precursor to the modern Poet Laureate program), and served another year as United States Poet Laureate in 2000.
Life
Stanley Kunitz was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1905. He was raised by his Lithuanian-Jewish mother, Yetta Helen Kunitz, and stepfather, Mark Dine, who died when Kunitz was 14. His father, Solomon Z. Kunitz, a dressmaker, committed suicide six weeks before Kunitz was born.
Kunitz graduated summa cum laude in 1926 from Harvard College and earned a master's degree in English from Harvard the following year. After Harvard, he worked as a reporter for The Worcester Telegram, and as editor for the H.W. Wilson Company in New York City until he was drafted in 1943. He served in the US Army during World War II. Although a conscientious objector, Kunitz served as a non-combatant and was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. After the war, he began a teaching career at Bennington College, New York State Teachers College in Potsdam, New York, New School for Social Research, University of Washington, Queens College, Vassar, Brandeis, Yale, Rutgers, and a 22-year stint at Columbia University.
At Wilson Company, Kunitz served as editor of the Wilson Library Bulletin and as co-editor for Twentieth Century Authors, among other reference works. In 1931, as Dilly Tante, he edited Living Authors, a Book of Biographies. His poems began to appear in Poetry, Commonweal, The New Republic, The Nation, and The Dial.
Kunitz's poetry has won praise from all circles as being profound and well written. He continued to write and publish as late as 2005, at the age of 100. Many believe his poetry's symbolism is influenced significantly by the work of Carl Jung. Kunitz was an influence on many 20th century poets, including James Wright, Louise Gluck, and Carolyn Kizer.
His marriages to poet Helen Pearce and actress Eleanor Evans ended in divorce. His third wife, artist Elise Asher, died in 2004. Kunitz divided his time between New York City, New York and Provincetown, Massachusetts for most of his life. He enjoyed gardening and maintained one of the most impressive seaside gardens in Provincetown. He was a founder of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he was a mainstay of the literary community, and of Poets House in Manhattan. He died in 2006 at his home in Manhattan. He had previously come close to death, and reflected on the experience in his last book, a collection of essays, The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden.

Career
His first collection of poems, Intellectual Things, was published in 1930. In 1959 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his third collection, Selected Poems: 1928-1958. His collection Passing Through: The Later Poems won the National Book Award in 1995. Kunitz received many other honors, including a National Medal of Arts, the Bollingen Prize for a lifetime achievement in poetry, the Robert Frost Medal, and Harvard's Centennial Medal. He served two terms as Consultant on Poetry for the Library of Congress (the precursor title to Poet Laureate), one term as Poet Laureate of the United States, and one term as the state poet of New York. He founded the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Poets House in New York City. He judged for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. He was considered by many observers to be the most distinguished and accomplished poet in the United States at the time of his death in 2006.
Bibliography
The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden (2005)
The Collected Poems of Stanley Kunitz (2000)
Passing Through, The Later Poems, New and Selected (1995)
Next-to-Last Things: New Poems and Essays (1985)
The Poems of Stanley Kunitz (1928-1978) (1978)
The Testing-Tree (1971)
Selected Poems, 1928-1958 (1958)
Passport to the War (1940)
Intellectual Things (1930)
External links
Stanley Kunitz's page at "The Academy of American Poets"
On Kunitz’s Touch Me
Worcester Area Writers - Stanley Kunitz
Washington Post "Pulitzer-Winning Poet Stanley Kunitz Dies" 16 May 2006
Stanley Kunitz "Three Small Parables for My Poet Friends" at the Oxford University Press blog
"Halley's Comet" a poem by Stanley Kunitz
Searching for Green Street: A Memorial for Stanley Kunitz, 1905-2006
The Layers (reading on 2/20/2006 as videotaped by Frank Sisco in Stanley Kunitz's West Village apartment in New York City) (Also present were Stanley Barkan and Genine Lentine)        
       
 
Kurti, Cezar

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Albanian        
       
 
Lappen, Alysssa

 

Poem 1 Poem 2      
     
 
Marks, Ina

Ina Marks says English is her second language. She learned how to speak it very fast. She learned how to read very fast. She never learned how to spell. She carries her Webster’s Dictionary from room to room when she has the urge to write a poem. Her friends like her poems.

Everyone Needs a Wife A Mausoleum with Closets      
     
 
Matherne, Beverly

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in French        
       
 
North, Laura Pacher

Laura Pacher North has a BA in Comparative Literature from CCNY and an MA in Creative Writing from CCNY.  She teaches at Lehman College.  She writes poetry and personal narratives and her dream is to finish a novel about her father who has been dead more than half her life but who left behind a legacy of intrigue and sorrow.  She is an animal rescuer and lives in Yonkers with seven cats and one dog.

Younger Brother        
       
 
Offen, Jay

Laura Pacher North has a BA in Comparative Literature from CCNY and an MA in Creative Writing from CCNY.  She teaches at Lehman College.  She writes poetry and personal narratives and her dream is to finish a novel about her father who has been dead more than half her life but who left behind a legacy of intrigue and sorrow.  She is an animal rescuer and lives in Yonkers with seven cats and one dog.

2 poems- Fig Tree and Blooming        
       
 
Pantirer, Leon

Leon Pantirer was born in the Bronx in 1930 and has been writing poetry for the past twenty-five years.  He has written several stories and many short stories that he believes are interesting for children, teenagers, and adults.  His poetry has personal impact as well as humorous endings.  They vary in the different and many miscellaneous subjects from articles in the NY Times, politics and sports, to the everyday events that suddenly pop up in life.

Inherited        
       
 
Provenzano, Anthony

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Italian        
       
 
Rabassa, Clementine

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Greek        
       
 
Rabassa, Gregory

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Brazilian Portuguese        
       
 
Radmila, Gorup

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Serbian        
       
 
Rinkewich, Mindy

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Polish        
       
 
Rippstein, Karen
Karen Rippstein, who lives in Hawthorne, NY. Her email is karinaripp@msn.com
Writing/Publishing Background: Freelance writer with publications in Personal Journaling Magazine, NAPT Journal of Poetry Therapy, NAPT Museletter, Letters from the Heart Project, Writingitreal.com, and The Poetry Caravan Anthology ’en(compass)’
Education: (a) Certified Poetry Therapist, National Association for Poetry Therapy (NAPT) (b) Bachelor of Science degree in Writing as Therapy from Empire State College, New York (c) Associate in Arts degree from Centenary College, New Jersey (d) Notary Public State of New York (e) Ongoing participation in and facilitation of writing poetry and essay workshops
Writing/Publishing Background : Freelance writer with publications in Personal Journaling Magazine, NAPT Journal of Poetry Therapy, NAPT Museletter, Letters from the Heart Project, Writingitreal.com, and The Poetry Caravan Anthology ’en(compass)’
Creative Writing Workshops facilitated by Karen Rippstein: (a)1:1 poetry therapy/creative writing with individuals (b) six-week Senior Group Writing Workshop with the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department (c) ongoing weekly Senior Group Writing Workshop at the Esplanade, Senior Assisted Living Facility, in White Plains, NY (d) ongoing weekly creative writing and poetry exploration workshops with medical students at New York Medical College (e) ongoing creative writing workshops with Westlake English Honor High School Students (f) literacy development workshops at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City, for selected Harlem high school students who want to work in the health care field (g) six-week creative writing workshop at Westchester Community College (h) group writing workshop at Greenburgh Center for the Arts Festival, October, 2005 (i) seasonal writing workshops at Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Mt. Pleasant, NY.
Professional Organizations: National Association for Poetry Therapy, The Poetry Caravan, Westchester County, New York, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, New York.
         
         
 
Rosenfield, Clare

Clare Rosenfield writes poetry, essays, and stories, paints, meditates, and teaches people how to heal themselves in a holistic approach she calls Contact Healing ™.  A Smith College graduate, former French teacher in Boston, Lagos, and Bangkok, and a social worker who received her M.S. from Columbia University, Clare integrates therapeutic approaches from East and West.  She co-directs the Global Healing Foundation which shares creative ways to heal each other and our planet.  Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary and therapeutic journals and anthologies.  She has two books of poems and illustrations, Roll On Great Earth, and The Call Of Mother Earth: How A Being Of Light Draws Forth Humanity’s Response.  She and her husband have two married children and four grandchildren.

A Snowy World        
       
 
Sangupta, Preety

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Gujurati The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Hindi      
     
 
Seamon, Naznim

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Bengali        
       
 
Shabalin, Sergey

 

Poem 4        
       
 
Shapiro, Yselle

Yselle Shapiro is a performance poet who first got into print at age 14. Since then she has had many adventures. Most recently she read at the open mike on Division Street in Peekskill. She has been Jammin’ for 25 years and nobody will believe the trouble she’s been in. She grew up traveling, daughter of a diplomat, and sees herself as multicultural.

This is how we got the Jews out of Yemen        
       
 
Simone, Linda

Linda Simone’s poems have appeared in Midnight Mind, Westview, Potomac Review, Essential Love: Poems about  mothers and fathers, daughters and sons and other journals and anthologies.  She served as poetry editor and managing editor for Inkwell, the literary journal of Manhattanville College

Waiting for the Elevator at the Esplanade Home for Seniors

       
       
 
Sisco, Kelly

 

Essay - "Loss of Innocence"

       
       
 
Sisco, Frank

Frank Sisco writes in various genres on a wide variety of topics.  His poetry often deals with profound issues facing individuals in today's world.  One example is a creative person's continual struggle to balance creative efforts with the need to work and provide for a family.  Another example is the challenge of making relationships, especially with family members, as enriching as possible.  Frank writes songs, with lyrics and music, of various styles including rock, pop, hip hop, and easy listening, often in the first person, recounting actual experiences.  He also writes prose including an upcoming nonfiction book called "Dollars from Heaven - How to Put More God and More Money Into Your Life."  Frank is a personal financial advisor to individuals and small businesses helping clients to shape and attain goals dealing with life and money issues. (from en(compasse) book)

Frank Sisco is a writer (e.g. poetry, songs, fiction, nonfiction, essays, short stories, memoirs, articles about life and money), a videographer and website designer (e.g. VideosOfPoets.com, SeniorMusings.com, www.LifeAndMoney.com), a financial advisor for over 30 years to individuals, mainly seniors, and to small businesses (e.g. CPA, Personal Financial Specialist, Accredited Estate Planner, licensed insurance agent, registered investment advisor, owner of various small businesses) and a speaker and teacher (on arts-related matters including poetry and performance and financial matters). Frank has produced many radio programs and cable television programs on a variety o topics, including the arts and personal finance.  Frank's wide experience and skills enable a holistic and deepened approach to his endeavors.  He received his B.B.A cum laude from Iona College in 1971 and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1974. He lives with his wife and daughter in New Rochelle, NY.  Frank's professional affiliations include: poet and videographer for arts organizations; board member of Westchester Writers Roundtable; member (and prior board member) of Westchester Chapter of NYS American Institute of CPAs and Estate Planning Council of Westchester County; member AICPA, principal of Financial Management Corporation, a Registered Investment Advisor, registered representative through NASD for Walnut Street Securities, Inc., licensed insurance agent in several states, and Senior Minister of Holy Family Church of New Rochelle, NY. (bio for Cornelia Street poetry reading on 11/17/05)

Tool Parts Chest

Happy on his Shoulder

 

Carousel Girl

So Mad at Me (Poem 1 of 4) Tool Parts Chest (Poem 2 of 4) Got to Do Something Major to Help (Poem 3 of 3) Carousel Girl (Poem of 4)

Song posted to this site on 1/20./2006, as written by Matina Grammas (musci) and and Frank Sisco (lyrics) and asarranged by Bobbi Tammaro and sung by Leila (Music by Click here. Copyright 2005 Matina Grammas and Frank SiscoCarousel Girl" -

 

 
Smith, Patricia

Patricia Smith is four-time national individual champion of the poetry slam.  In 1997, she tied with Jimmy Santiago Baca for the Taos Poetry Circus World Heavyweight Championship of Poetry.  She is the author of three volumes of poetry—Close to Death, Big Towns, Big Talk  and Life According to Motown.  Smith’s poems have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies.  She has won the prestigious Carl Sandburg Award, a literary award from the Illinois Arts Council and an honorary degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  She is currently at work on two new poetry books, Cracked Love and Teahouse of the Almighty.

When Dexter King Met James Earl Ray

       
       
 
Solomon, Golda

 

"My Blues.."

"In The Land of Jazz.." "A Baltimore Oriole . "Older Woman Blues .." "I Saw Dotty .."
 
Sudderth, Estelle

Estelle Sudderth loves reading other people's poetry aloud to audiences. She is an active reader with The Poetry Caravan. She feels poems tell stories of adventure, lifestyles, love, sorrow, patriotism, war, religion, and all aspects of life.

Life Doesn't Frighten Me - by Maya Angelou

       
       
 
Tabot, Dina

 

Premonition

       
       
 
Tambellini, Aldo

 

Poem 1        

 

 

     
 
Temsky, Leontine

 

The New Year

       
       
 
Unidentified Man

 

The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Punjabi        
       
 
Villanueva, Tino (interpreted by Lisa Horowitz)

 

Imagine Un Papel The Layers by Stanley Kunitz in Spanish      
     
 
Walkowski, Zoe-Ann

 

Sandcastles of Life

       
       
 
Walsh, Charlotte

Charlotte Walsh is a former dancer, choreographer and dance educator.  Poetry has always been an important part of her life.  She has completed two collections, Echoes and Imprints and Poems from My Tree House.  She has taught poetry workshops for children and was awarded first prize in the 2002 Greenburgh Poetry Contest and third prize in 2003.

"One Stone" and "Promises" from the collection called "Poems From My Treehouse"

"The Porch - The Depression years through the lens of Walker Evans"      
     
 
Zeyer, Drew

Drew Zeyer, a 7th grader at Ardsley Middle School, won his first poetry award while in 2nd grade. He had his first poem published in 4th grade and this year, in addition to winning 1st prize for his division in the Greenburgh Poetry Contest, Drew ‘s poem, “Sweet Dreams,” is featured in his school literary magazine and another of his poem’s, “Poetry’s Place,” is soon to be published. In addition to writing traditional poetry, Drew enjoys writing and “spitting” slam poetry. Drew also loves playing football and traveling to foreign countries, most recently Argentina. Currently, he is also exploring prose writing. (Source - 5/31/05 email)

"Paven the Way"

       
       
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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