Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jules Feiffer: The Ghost Script

 The Ghost Script

In his latest graphic novel Jules Feiffer plunges us into the blowzy, boozy world of Blacklist Hollywood, circa 1953. 

Feiffer reads from Ghost Script and talks about politics, then and now. Recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor

Ghost script is the last of a trilogy which includes
Kill My Mother and Cousin Joseph.

Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer (Abrams) is a compilation of the artist's work. Feiffer talked about the compilation and his work on East End Ink 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

East Hampton Poetry Marathon 2018 / Southampton Poetry Series

The 2018 East Hampton Poetry Marathon was scheduled for every Sunday afternoon throughout July.   

The Southampton Poetry Series at the Halsey House, 249 South Main St, Southampton was scheduled in July, August and September.

A sampling of the poetry sessions was broadcast on August 29.  

Listen here

The complete readings recorded by WPKN Radio are posted here: 

East Hampton
July 08, 5:00-6:30:      Mulford Farm, Philip Asaph and George Wallace.Listen here
July 15, 5:00-6:30:      Mulford Farm, Walter Donway and Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan.
Listen here

July 22, 3:00-4:30       East Hampton Public Library, Gladys Henderson and Jennifer Franklin.
Listen here
July 29, 5:00-6:30:      Mulford Farm, poets of the East Hampton Poetry Workshop Introduced by Dee Slavutin:
Pauline Yeats, Carol Stone, Carol Sherman, Dan Hays, Dee Slavutin.  
Listen here

The Poetry Marathon is sponsored under the auspices of the East Hampton Historical Society. 

Workshop poets, who meet weekly at the East Hampton Public Library to perfect their craft, were introduced at the July 29 session.


A series of poetry readings continues at the Halsey House, 249 South Main St, Southampton on Thursday August 16 and Thursday September 20 at 6PM.
More info at 631-413-7702 

The June 21 session featured poets Virginia Walker, Tom Oleschuk, Charles Peter Watson and Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan. Listen here

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Lauren-Brooke Eisen discusses her book Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration, published in 2017 by Columbia Univ. Press.

Ms. Eisen is senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School. 

Previously she was a senior program associate at the Vera Institute of Justice in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections, served as an assistant district attorney in New York City, and taught criminal justice at Yale College and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

She spoke at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in November, 2017

Listen here

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Eugene O'Neill - A Life in 4 Acts

We present  Robert M. Dowling reading from  Eugene O’Neill, a Life in 4 Acts.

His biography of the playwright was published by Yale University Press in 2014.

He spoke at Canios Books, Sag Harbor in November 2014.

Mr. Dowling is professor of English at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain.

He has published extensively on Eugene O’Neill and serves on the editorial board of The Eugene O’Neill Review and the board of directors of the Eugene O’Neill Society. 

Listen here:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Stanislao Pugliese - Primo Levi, Umberto Eco and the Resurgence of Fascism.

Hofstra University historian Stanislao Pugliese speaks on “Primo Levi, Umberto Eco and the Resurgence of Fascism.” 

From his vantage point as an expert on the Italian anti-fascist movement, Dr. Pugliese discusses the resistance movement in WWII Italy, the contribution of literary writers, and gives his interpretation of contemporary events.

Professor Pugliese was recorded in April 2018 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Listen here

the complete talk (46 min) is here

Q & A session (29 min) is here

Dr. Pugliese’s published works include:

* Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone  (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009)

Dr. Pugliese reading from Bitter Spring can be heard here

* Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile (Harvard University Press, 1999)

* The Legacy of Primo Levi and Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism After the Fall.


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Poetry of Joe Pintauro - 1930 - 2018

Poet and playright Joe Pintauro died May 29, 2018

He read his poetry and the poetry of Harvey Shapiro in July  2015 at the Poetry Marathon at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum  in Amagansett  NY.

The event was recorded by WPKN Radio for East End Ink.

Listen here

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

East Hampton Poetry Workshop

We present a special session of the the East Hampton Poetry Workshop.

Area poets meet Monday evenings at the East Hampton Library.

The program was recorded in September 2017.

We present excerpts from the reading.

Listen here(re-edited)

The complete recording is here (1 Hr 15 min) 
It starts with Dee Slavutin introducing Pauline Yeats 

The readers are:

Pauline Yeats, Carolyn Bistrian, Dan Hays, Walter Donway.
Carol Sherman, Carol Stone, Dee Slavutin, Rosalind Brenner
and Dick Flynn.

The East Hampton Poetry Workshop meets at the East Hampton Library, 159 Main Street  Mondays at 5:30 PM

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Poet Philip Schultz - Luxury

We present poet Philip Schultz reading from Luxury (2018 WW Norton), his latest collection, recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Mr. Schultz was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection Failure.
He was introduced by poet and teacher Grace Schulman. 

Broadcast version Listen here

Complete recording: Introduced by Canio's Maryann Calindrille Listen here

More from Philip Schultz: 


The God of Lonliness, The Wherewithal at Soundcloud

Grace Schulman: Without A Claim 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Earth Day special: Orion Magazine’s 30th anniversary issue.

Recorded in September 2012 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor, but never broadcast

The readers are Sara Gordon, Megan Chaskey, Scott Chaskey, Gordian Raacke and Carl Safina.  

Listen here

complete version of the reading, introduced by Canios Book's Kathryn Szoka, and with reader Sandy Ferguson is here

The Readers:

Sara Gordon is a  planning and conservation consultant at Sylvester Manor educational farm on Shelter Island, NY 

Her recent project is a novel waste-water treatment system 

Megan Chaskey is a poet, author, musician and integrated healer.

Scott Chaskey is the Director of Quail Hill Farm, one of the original Community Supported Agriculture farms in the United States and author most recently of Seedtime: On the History, Husbandry, Politics, and Promise of Seeds Rodale, 2014.

Sandy Ferguson is vice president of Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt in Sag Harbor/Sagaponack,NY

Gordian Raacke is founder and executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island

Carl Safina , naturalist, author of Beyond Words: How Animals Think and Feel  and A Sea In Flames, among others.

Orion Magazine's 30th anniversary issue is now available as a book Thirty-Year Plan: Thirty Writers on What We Need to Build a Better Future.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

St Patricks Celebration - Terence Sullivan

On March 17, Sag Harbor writer and singer and sometime plumber Terence Sullivan presented a Saint Patrick’s Day celebration he sub-titled ‘Laughing to Keep from Crying”.

It was recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor. 

Here is Terence Sullivan.

Listen here

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Black Writers of Today and Yesterday

Each February Sag Harbor's John Jermaine Library and Canio's Books invite neighbors to read from their favorite Afro-American writers.

We hear the work of Lucille Clifton, Claudia Rankin, Bryan Stevenson, Wallace Thurman, Frederick Douglas and Maya Angelou, all recorded at Canios Books this month.

Listen here

Nancy Meyers of the John Jermaine Library began the reading with an untitled poem by Lucille Clifton:

Ms. Clifton, who died in 2010 in Baltimore, was an American poet, writer, and educator. Clifton was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Next, Bill Burford read from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric, and   a poem Memory is a tough place.

Claudia Rankin is the author of five volumes of poetry, two plays and various essays.  She was born in 1963.


Next, Margi Pulkingham reads from Bryan Stevenson’s "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”

The book looks at the criminal justice system through the eyes of a young lawyer who fought to overturn the conviction of an Alabama man sentenced to die for a murder he didn’t commit. 

Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative to help criminals on death row.

Next, Kathryn Szoka reads The Blacker the Berry by the Harlem Renaissance writer Wallace Thurman

The 1929 book explores discrimination within the black community based on skin color.   

Bill Chaleff reads a text by Fredrick Douglas written about 1835.

Nancy Meyers of the John Jermaine Library in Sag Harbor reading Maya Angelou’s work, And Still I Rise