Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Edward Hannibal: A Short Talk on Writing Long

Today we present “A short talk on writing long” by the late novelist, poet and ad-man Ed Hannibal. 

The talk was recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor, in April, 2014.

Ed Hannibal talked about his writing process and he read from Chocalate Days Popsicle Weeks published in 1971 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, A Trace of Red, published by iUniverse in 2013,  a work in progress, and one of the series of "Feral Cat Poems" that appeared in the East Hampton Star.

Canio’s Maryann Calendrille introduces Ed Hannibal:

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Alexis De Veaux - Yabo

Today we present a reading of “Yabo”, a work of poetry and prose by Alexis De Veaux, a poet, playwright, short fiction writer, essayist and biographer.
She is an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies, at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The program was recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in June 2014.

Yabo was published in 2014 by Redbone Press.

The readers are Ms. De Veaux, Ella Engel-Snow, and Kathy Engel who introduced the author.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

O. Henry's Christmas Gift

"The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Gift of the Magi", short stories by O. Henry, read in the style of radio drama with Diana Heinlein and David Houston.

Recorded at Southampton's Rogers Memorial Library in December 2010.

More info about David Houston's dramatic readings performed at schools and libraries can be found at www.davidhouston.net/

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Poets Daniel Thomas Moran and Anne Sager

Today we present poets Daniel Thomas Moran and Anne Sager. 
They were recorded this past summer at the 20th annual Poetry Marathon
at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett, New York.

Dr. Moran is a past Suffolk County, New York poet laureate. 
He was also a Clinical Assistant Professor of General Dentistry at Boston University.

Works by Daniel Thomas Moran include In Praise of August (Canio’s Editions 1999), 
From HiLo to Willow Pond (Street Press 2002), and The Book of Moran (Asinine Poetry 2007)
His latest collection is A Shed for Wood, published this year by Salmon Poetry, County Clare, Ireland.

The broadcast also includes Dr. Moran reading "Newtown" recorded by Salmon Poetry.

Poet Anne Sager is also a photographer, whose work depicts a diverse world including migrant workers, Hamptons artists and the abstract quality of architecture.

Poet Philip Appleman wrote “Anne Sager’s poems face up to life stoically and playfully”.

Anne Sager’s work includes Mood Swings published in 2000 and Mixed Nuts published in 2009 by East Hill Press.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Paul Greenberg: American Catch

Today we present Paul Greenberg talking about his book American Catch:The Fight for Our Local Seafood  (Penguin Press., June, 2014) 

Mr. Greenberg writes regularly for the New York Times and also contributes to National Geographic, Vogue, The Times of London and other publications.  He is a fellow of the Blue Ocean Institute.

Paul Greenberg’s book Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food (Penguin Press, 2010). was a New York Times bestseller..

Mr. Greenberg spoke at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in July, 2014.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Long Island Laureate Poets

Long Island Poet Laureates – Ed Stever of Suffolk County and Linda Opyr of Nassau County were recorded at Canios Books Sag Harbor in April 2013.

Ed Stever is a poet, playwright, actor, and director. He was Suffolk county Poet Laureate from 2011 to 2013. His poetry collections include Transparency and Propulsion.

Linda Opyr is the author of seven collections of poetry including If we are what we remember.  Her work has appeared in multiple anthologies, newspapers, and journals, including The New York Times and The Hudson Review,

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Antje Katcher: For Bananafish and Paul Genega - A Stone for Nina

Our friend poet and activist Antje Katcher died on April 7, 2014.

In March of  2013 Antje read at Canios Books in Sag Harbor from her  chapbook Banana Fish, inspired by the titles of J.D.Salinger's Nine Short Stories along with her long time friend Paul Genega who read from his prose piece A Stone for Nina.

Complete reading: Listen here 

Excerpts: Here is Antje Katcher reading 

 "A perfect day for banana fish".

 "Just before war with the eskimos"

The complete reading will be broadcast on listener powered WPKN 89.5 FM and also heard at http://stream.wpkn.org on May 28 at 7:30 pm and available here for download.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monsieur Proust's Library - Anka Muhlstein

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a fictional personage without a book in hand. Two hundred of his creatures inhabit his fictional world, and sixty writers hover over them. These writers--among them various classical authors of the seventeenth century such as Mme de Sévigné the letter-writer, Racine the playwright, Saint-Simon the memoirist, and novelists and poets of the nineteenth century, including Balzac, Baudelaire and Dostoevsky--are not there for show; their works play an active role in the construction of In Search of Lost Time. 

Anka Muhlstein talked about Monsieur Proust's Library
(Other Press) at Canios Books in October 2012.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Philip Schultz: My Dyslexia

The Pulitzer Prize winning poet Philip Schultz discovered he was dyslexic when one of his own children was diagnosed with the learning disability.  
He read from his memoir My Dyslexia and talked about how he overcame his handicap at Canios Books in September of 2011.  
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My Dyslexia was published  in 2011 by W.W.Norton

Philip Schultz received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Failure published by Harcourt.

Other collections include:
The God of Loneliness, Living in the Past and The Holy Worm of Praise – all from Harcourt and Like Wings  from Viking Penguin

Poet Philip Schultz will read from his latest work, The Wherewithall: a novel in verse about the Shoah on Saturday. April 5 at 5 p.m. at Canios Books, 290 Main Street, Sag Harbor  
more: An extended interview with Mr. Schultz about his dyslexia conducted by Francesca Rheannon is available at writersvoice.net
Philip Schultz reads from Failure and The God of Loneliness on East End Ink.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

African - American Writer Read-In

Each February the John Jermain Library in Sag Harbor celebrates the work of African American Writers with a ‘read – in’ of their work by members of the community.  

Today we present excerpts from last year’s read in at Canios Books and this year’s read-in at the Library. 

Authors include: Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Walker, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Tracy K. Smith and Carol Spencer.  

Readers are Margaret Bromberg, Gloria Primm Brown, Frank Rizzo, Kathryn Szoka, Sandra Dunn and Carol Spencer. 

Also John Jermaine Library Director Cathy Creedon tells a folk tale from Zimbabwe.

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