Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Poems for Gaza - 2014

The 2014 Gaza war was a military operation launched by Israel on July 8 in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, after rocket fire from Gaza struck Israel.

In August 2014, as the war continued, east end writers and friends met to exchange thoughts, poetry and prayers at Incarnation Lutheran church in Water Mill.

The program was organized by poet Pamela Kallimanis and poet, teacher and activist Kathy Engel.  It was hosted by Incarnation minister Reverend Katrina Foster.

Heard were Kathy Engel, Pamela Kallimanis, Kimberly Wilder, Sigrid Meinel, Clare Coss, Blanche Weisen Cook, and the former minister at Incarnation Lutheran Church, Reverend Katrina Foster.

The program was dedicated to the victims of the Gaza war which began in July 2014.
Before the war ended on August 23, at least 2,125 Gazans were killed and over 10,000 were wounded, including over 3000 children.

66 Israeli soldiers, and 5 Israeli civilians were killed
The UN estimated that in the tiny Gaza enclave, more than 7,000 homes for 10,000 families were razed, and roughly 10,000 homes were severely affected by the bombing.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

Tonight we present Colson Whitehead reading from his Pulitzer Prize winning novel Underground Railroad published in 2016

The program was recorded in August 2017 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Underground Railroad was published by Doubleday in 2016.

The book won the 2016 National Book Award and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Previous work by Colson Whitehead includes the novels The Intuitionist,     
John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, Sag Harbor, and Zone One.

His non-fiction work includes, The Colossus of New York and The Noble Hustle

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Moby Dick Marathon Reading - Part 2

This June, the whaling town of Sag Harbor was once again the scene of a marathon reading of Herman Melville's Moby Dick.  Locals read from the work at locations around town.

The Marathon was organized by Canio's Cultural Cafe in conjunction with local cultural  institutions, the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, the John Jermain Memorial Library,  the Old Whaler's Church and the Eastville Historical Society.

Here is part 2 of the reading recorded at Canio's Books, Sag Harbor.

We begin with Actor Harris Yulin reading part of the first chapter "Loomings".

The readers were:

Harris Yulin, Alan Furst, Rosalind Brenner. Jackie Hilly, James Henry,
Francesca Rheannon, Joan Baum, and Kimberly Wilder.

More of the 2017 Moby Dick Marathon reading is available here

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor - Arrival

We present poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor reading from her latest collection, Arrival
Ms. Boyce-Taylor was born in Trinidad and raised in Queens, New York.

She is introduced by poet, teacher and activist Kathy Engel

Arrival was published by TriQuarterly Books / Northwestern University  

Other works by Cheryl Boyce-Taylor include the poetry collections:
Raw Air,  Night When Moon Follows,  and Convincing the Body.

Today’s program was recorded in July 2017 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Ms. Boyce Taylor was also heard on East End Ink in October 2012. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Blanche Weisen Cook - Eleanor Roosevelt Biography

Blanche Weisen Cook is Distinguished Professor of History at John Jay College of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
She is senior editor of the Garland Library of War and Peace.
and is a former vice-president for research at the American Historical Association.
Ms. Weisen Cook’s biography of Eleanor Roosevelt
Volume 3: The war years and after 1939 to 1962 was published by Viking this year.    

On Labor Day weekend 2017, Ms. Wiesen Cook spoke at Canios Books, Sag Harbor about the book and the ongoing struggle to preserve and expand the social programs promoted by the first lady. 

Blanche Weisen Cook was introduced by Canio’s Kathryn Szoka: 

Eleanor Roosevelt Volume 1 1884 1933 was published by Penguin Putnam in 1992

Eleanor Roosevelt Volume II the Defining Years 1933 1938
was published by Penguin Putnam in 1999

Blanche Weisen Cook's other work includes Declassified Eisenhower published in 1981 and available in paperback from Penguin Putnam  


Past Imperfect Alternative Essays 
Volume 1: from colonial times to the Civil War
Volume 2: From Reconstruction to the present 
Alfred Knopf 1973

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dava Sobel:The Glass Uniiverse

Science writer Dava Sobel talks about her latest book The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took The Measure of The Universe.

Ms. Sobel spoke in April 2017 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.  She was introduced by photographer and Canios co-proprietor Kathryn Szoka.

Listen here

The book was published in December 2016 by Viking.

Other works by Dava Sobel about the exploration of the universe include Longitude (1996) and Galileo’s Daughter (2000) both available as paperback from Penguin Putnam.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Poetry Marathon 2017 - Elise Paschen & Grace Schulman

We present poets Elise Paschen and Grace Schulman recorded in July 2017 at the annual Poetry Marathon at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett New York.

They were introduced by East Hampton artist and poet Pauline Yeats:


An encore session of the Poetry Marathon will be held on Monday August 28 at 5:30PM at the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street.    

The readers will be Carole Stone, Walter Donway, Ms. Slavutin, Carol Sherman, Pauline Yeats, Carolyn Bistrian and Dan Hays.
The program will be recorded by WPKN for this blog and future broadcast.

The Poetry Marathon was produced by Dee Slavutin

Elise Paschen’s latest poetry collection, The Nightlife was published by Red Hen Press in 2017

Grace Schulman’s work includes the poetry collections Without a Claim - 2013, and The Broken String – 2007 and a work of criticism Maryann Moore: The Poetry of Engagement.- 1986.

East Hampton artist and poet Pauline Yeats’ new book of poems and images "Gasping at Beauty," will be published this fall.