Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Earth Day special: Orion Magazine’s 30th anniversary issue.

Recorded in September 2012 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor, but never broadcast

The readers are Sara Gordon, Megan Chaskey, Scott Chaskey, Gordian Raacke and Carl Safina.  

Listen here

complete version of the reading, introduced by Canios Book's Kathryn Szoka, and with reader Sandy Ferguson is here

The Readers:

Sara Gordon is a  planning and conservation consultant at Sylvester Manor educational farm on Shelter Island, NY 

Her recent project is a novel waste-water treatment system 

Megan Chaskey is a poet, author, musician and integrated healer.

Scott Chaskey is the Director of Quail Hill Farm, one of the original Community Supported Agriculture farms in the United States and author most recently of Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds Rodale, 2014.

Sandy Ferguson is vice president of Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt in Sag Harbor/Sagaponack,NY

Gordian Raacke is founder and executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island

Carl Safina , naturalist, author of Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel  and A Sea In Flames, among others.

Orion Magazine's 30th anniversary issue is now available as a book Thirty-Year Plan: Thirty Writers on What We Need to Build a Better Future.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

St Patricks Celebration - Terence Sullivan

On March 17, Sag Harbor writer and singer and sometime plumber Terence Sullivan presented a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration he sub-titled ‘Laughing to Keep from Crying”.

It was recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor. 

Here is Terence Sullivan.

Listen here

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Black Writers of Today and Yesterday

Each February Sag Harbor's John Jermaine Library and Canio's Books invite neighbors to read from their favorite Afro-American writers.

We hear the work of Lucille Clifton, Claudia Rankin, Bryan Stevenson, Wallace Thurman, Frederick Douglas and Maya Angelou, all recorded at Canios Books this month.

Listen here

Nancy Meyers of the John Jermaine Library began the reading with an untitled poem by Lucille Clifton:

Ms. Clifton, who died in 2010 in Baltimore, was an American poet, writer, and educator. Clifton was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Next, Bill Burford read from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, and   a poem Memory is a tough place.

Claudia Rankin is the author of five volumes of poetry, two plays and various essays.  She was born in 1963.


Next, Margi Pulkingham reads from Bryan Stevenson’s "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”

The book looks at the criminal justice system through the eyes of a young lawyer who fought to overturn the conviction of an Alabama man sentenced to die for a murder he didn’t commit. 

Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative to help criminals on death row.

Next, Kathryn Szoka reads The Blacker the Berry by the Harlem Renaissance writer Wallace Thurman

The 1929 book explores discrimination within the black community based on skin color.   

Bill Chaleff reads a text by Fredrick Douglas written about 1835.

Nancy Meyers of the John Jermaine Library in Sag Harbor reading Maya Angelou’s work, And Still I Rise


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Poetry Marathon 2015 - Joanne Pilgrim & Jan Grossman

Tonight we present a session of the annual Poetry Marathon.

Poet and journalist Joanne Pilgrim and poet and teacher Jan Grossman were recorded in July  2015 at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in July 2015 
Listen here

Joanne Pilgrim is a poet, essayist and East Hampton Star associate editor.

Her work can be found at

New Yorker Jan Grossman is a teacher and former arts and humanities consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation.  

Her poetry has appeared in Poetry East, Poet Lore and American Arts Quarterly.

The 2015 Poetry Marathon, in its 21st year, was produced by Sylvia Chafkin. 

It will be held again in July and August 2018.  

Some earlier East End Ink programs are at

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

David Bouchier

East End Ink presents public radio commentator David Bouchier reading from his Not Quite the Stranger - essays on life in France and a ‘non-memoir’ Lucky Man - A Life in Essays

David Bouchier was recorded in May 2016 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.
 Thanks to Maryann Calendrille and Kathryn Szoka

David Bouchier read from

Not Quite the Stranger - essays on life in France published in 2015

and a ‘non-memoir’ Lucky Man - A Life in Essays published in 2016.

Other collections of David Bouchier’s work include The Cats and the Water Bottles and The Accidental Immigrant

New from David Bouchier: Out of Thin Air is a collection of a hundred and thirty essays aired on public radio between 2011 and 2017. 

Mr. Bouchier was last heard on East End Ink in August 2012

David Bouchier’s commentaries on contemporary life are heard on WSHU 
Public Radio.

He is expected to read again at Canios Books in the near future. 

More information on Mr. Bouchier’s work is at