Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Mark Doty: What Is The Grass - Walt Whitman In My Life

We present poet Mark Doty talking about his book 

What is the Grass - Walt Whitman in my life.

The program is one of the on-line series produced by Canios Cultural Cafe. 


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The book was published by W.W.Norton in April 2020.

Other works by Mark Doty include Art of Description from Graywolf Press in 2010

and Fire to Fire from Harper Collins in 2009.






Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Moby Dick Marathon - Chapter 9 The Sermon - at Sag Harbor Whalers Church

East End Ink presents a portion of a reading of Herman Melville's Moby Dick recorded at Sag Harbor's Old Whalers' Church in April 2019.

It is part of a complete reading of the classic American novel produced by Canios Cultural Café on Melville's 200th Anniversary.

Chapter 9, The Sermon, is narrated by Southampton Press editor Joseph Shaw.

Actor Harris Yulin reads Father Mapple’s sermon. 

Members of the Choral Society of the Hamptons sing a hymn.

The organist is Walter Klauss. 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Scott Chaskey reads his poetry and prose


Organic farming pioneer Scott Chaskey is the retired director of the Quail Hill farm in Amagansett New York that he led for 30 years.

He was a founding member of the New York chapter of NOFA. the Northeast Farming Association 

Scott Chaskey is also a poet and a writer of works on organic agriculture.

In April 2020 in celebration of Earth Day, Scott Chaskey read from his poetry and prose at an on-line session produced by Canios Cultural Café.

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Scott Chaskey’s book Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics and Promise of Seeds was published in 2014 by Rodale Press. 

Chaskey’s This Common Ground: Seasons On An Organic Farm was published by Putnam in 2005.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mary Norris: Greek To Me

East End Ink presents one time New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris reading from Greek to Me, a charming account of Norris’s lifelong love affair with words and her solo adventures in the land of olive trees and ouzo.

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We heard Mary Norris reading from Greek to Me, published in 2019 by W W Norton.

Mary Norris’s years in the copy department of The New Yorker contributed to the grammatical advice contained in her previous book  

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen published by W W Norton in 2015.