Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jules Feiffer - "Cousin Joseph"

Cartoonist, playwright, illustrator and novelist Jules Feiffer talks about his work and writing his latest graphic novel, “Cousin Joseph”, set in the 1930s, but really about today.

More from Jules Feiffer:

Jules Feiffer talked about his career and read from his work, collected in Out of Line, at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor in June 2015.  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass

On May 21, 2016 Canios Cultural Cafe in Sag Harbor presented a marathon community reading of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman was born in West Hills, Huntington Town, Long Island in May 1819.

Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, and revised it several times before his death, in Camden, New Jersey in 1892. 

We present portions of the 8 hour reading from the so-called Deathbed version published in 1892.

Part 1:

The readers are Canio Pavone, Julie Sheehan, Karen Campbell, Sigrid Meinel and Jeanne Merkel. 

Part 2: 

The selections are from Song of The Open Road, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Europe, Drum Taps, and the final sections.

The readers are Ellen Wright, Paul Battista, David Margolick, Kathy Engel, Christine Morro and Scott Chaskey.

Listen here:

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lorraine Dusky: Hole in My Heart

We present Lorraine Dusky reading from Hole in My Heart
the story of her search for her daughter 
15 years after giving her up for adoption, 
their relationship, and Ms. Dusky's perspective on adoption.

Ms Dusky spoke at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor in June 2015.
She was introduced by friend and writer Kiana Davenport 

Listen here 

The full talk introduced by Kathryn Szoka of Canios Books (56min)
Listen here 

Hole in My Heart was published by Leto Media in 2015.
A review by Evan Harris in the East Hampton Star is here

Lorraine Dusky's previous memoir Birthmark was published in 1979. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Poets Grace Schulman and Philip Schultz

Poets Grace Schulman and Philip Schultz read from recent work.

Recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in August 2015. 

Listen here (broadcast version) 

Complete reading: 

Philip Schultz introduced by Grace Schulman:

Grace Schulman introduced by Philip Schultz:

East End Ink Podcasts including more readings by Grace Schulman and Philip Shultz are at

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Antje Katcher - Catechism

Today we present the poetry of the late Antje Katcher with Paul Genega and friends reading from her posthumous collection Catechism.

Ms. Katcher was born in Kiel, Germany in 1948 and emigrated to the U.S. in the 1960’s.  She lived in New York and in East Hampton. She died in 2014.
Katcher worked as a financial analyst and translator, while continuing to write poetry.  

She served as an editor at New York Quarterly.  

She was active in poetry reading circles in New York and Long Island and she founded Three Mile Harbor Press, which published the work of area poets.

Ms. Katcher was also a committed political activist who served as co-chair of the South Fork  chapter of the Long Island Progressive Coalition and she was a stalwart silent protester with East End Women in Black. 

Catechism was edited by Paul Ganega and published in 2015 by Three Mile Harbor Press.
This reading of Catechism was recorded in June 2016 at Canios Book in Sag Harbor.
listen here

Paul Genega’s work includes A Stone for Nina and Shay’s Rebellion,
both from Three Mile Harbor Press.

In 2013 Ms. Katcher read from her chapbook For Bananafish (Three Mile Harbor Press) at Canios Books.  Her reading along with Paul Genega reading from his work A Stone for Nina, was recorded for East End Ink: 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Carl Safina - Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel

Carl Safina wrote:

I wanted to know what they were experiencing, and why to us they feel so compelling, and so-close.  

This time I allowed myself to ask them the question that for a scientist was forbidden fruit: Who are you?

Carl Safina talked about his latest book Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.  

He was introduced by Canio's Kathryn Szoka.

Listen here

Beyond Words was published by Picador/ Macmillan in 2015 

Carl Safina’s published work also includes: 

A Sea in Flames - the Deepwater Horizon Oil Blowout (Random House, 2011)

The View from Lazy Point (Henry Holt, 2011)

and Eye of the Albatross Henry Holt, 2002)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2015 Poetry Marathon - Joe Pintauro - Harvey Shapiro - Meena Alexander

The 21st annual Poetry Marathon at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett, New York was held on Sunday afternoons last summer.  

In July playwright and poet Joe Pintauro read the work of the late Harvey Shapiro and his own work and India-born poet Meena Alexander read from her work.   

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Joe Pintauro is best known for his plays which include Raft of the Medusa, Heaven and Earth and Men’s Lives.   He received the 2005 John Steinbeck Literary Award.

Mr. Pintauro read from A Momentary Glory: Last Poems by Harvey Shapiro published in 2014 by Wesleyan University Press. 

Meena Alexander’s latest poetry collection Atmospheric Embroidery can be read at 

Her previous work includes Birthplace with Buried Stones - 2013  and Quickly Changing River - 2008, from TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University.
She teaches at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York