Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Poets Star Black and Rosalind Brenner

Star Black and Rosalind Brenner, two poets who are also visual artists, read their work.  Recorded at Canios Cultural Café in Sag Harbor in April 2012. 

Ms. Brenner’s work includes: All That’s Left: Poems and Paintings published by Art House Press  and Omega’s Garden, a compendium of women’s voices from Finishing Line Press  

Star Black’s collection Veliety’s Shade. was published by Saturnalia Books. 

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Writers Resist - East End Writers at Stony Brook / Southampton

On Sunday January 15 writers across the U.S. gathered to speak out in a program called Writers Resist

At the Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University on Long Island
12 area writers read their work and the work of others in a program 
organized by the poet and teacher Julie Sheehan.

the readers and their readings were:

Part 1 

Listen here: Roger Rosenblatt:   Don't Love Thy Neighbor           

Listen here: Ursala Hegi:  Michelle Obama's advice and excerpt from her work Stones from the River    

Listen here: Afua Ansong poems by Lucille Clifton and her own 

Listen here: Megan and Scott Chaskey: writings by Oren Lyons, Native-American Faithkeeper, Robert Kennedy, Wendell Berry and Scott Chaskey's Seedtime

Listen here: Grace Schulman: Inscription by Emma Lazarus and Schulman's poem Blue Dawn

Part 2

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

O. Henry's Christmas Gift

East End Ink presents "O. Henry's Christmas Gift", two short stories, "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Gift of the Magi", read by Diana Heinlein and David Houston.

Recorded at Southampton's Rogers Memorial Library. 

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Information about David Houston's literary readings for schools and libraries is available at

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Easter 1916

"Easter 1916" W B Yeats' poem about the 1916 Rising, plus a tribute to James Connolly and other fallen soldiers of the defeated Irish rebellion. 
Heard are Scott Chaskey, Kevin Coffey, Richard Lawless, Rob and Dylan Cleary - reading the Proclamation, and Terrance Sullivan with a song about the rising.

Recorded in April 2016 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

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Upcoming events on Irish History:

Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m. a film screening of Michael Collins, first in a Canio’s Cinema Series on Irish History at the Hampton Library, 2478 Main St. Bridgehampton :

Friday, December 9 at 6 p.m. A discussion of the film Michael Collins, led by Irish history buff, Richard Lawless, at Canios Books, 290 Main St. Sag Harbor.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

New Yorker Copy Editors Tell All

New Yorker copy editors Ann Goldstein and Mary Norris spoke about their work at Canios Books in Sag Harbor in September this year.

Ann Goldstein is the head of the editorial department at The New Yorker.  She is also known as the translator of Italian writers including novelist Elena Ferrante and novelist and poet Primo Levi.

Mary Norris is the author of the recent book Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen.

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Mary Norris’ book Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen was published by W.W. Norton 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Daniel Mendelsohn: Poetry of C.P. Cavafy

Literary critic and translator Daniel Mendelsohn presents the work of the Alexandrian Greek poet C.P. Cavafy. 

This program was recorded in August 2012 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Daniel Mendelsohn was introduced by Canio’s Maryann Callendrille. 

Daniel Mendelsohn’s work of translation: C. P. Cavafy: Complete Poems was published by Knopf in 2012.
His other work includes: The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million from Harper Collins, in 2013
and Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, from New York Review of Books in 2012

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: