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.
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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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Go Set A Controversy - Critic Joan Baum on Harper Lee's Novels

Tonight we present book critic Joan Baum with Go Set a Controversy, a talk about the two novels by Harper Lee – To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman 

Joan Baum was recorded in February 2016 at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Terry Sullivan - A Celebration of Ireland

Tonight we dip into our archives to present Terry Sullivan, Sag Harbor's singing plumber, in a presentation of Irish history, song and poetry.

Terry was recorded at Canio's Books, Sag Harbor in March 2008 and again in March 2009. 

 Listen here

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

African-American Writers Read In

Each February The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor presents a  Read In of African American Literature in cooperation with Canios Books where our program is recorded. 

Today's program reprises the February 2011 reading.

It includes a folk tale, the poetry of Phyllis Wheatley, and Etheridge Knight, an essay by James Baldwin and spirituals sung by local singers Terry Sullivan and Bill Chaleff. 

The readers are Catherine Creedon, Carol Spencer, Mikal Gohring, and Pamela Kalamanis.

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Other East End Ink programs devoted to Black History include:

"Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the Making of the Civil Rights Movement"

Bob Moses on Education and Civil Rights


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians

Nineteenth century Irish and Italian immigrants to New York were rivals who became family when they inter-married in the twentieth century. 

Paul Moses talks about his book An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians
Recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor. 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jules Feiffer - Out of Line

Author Martha Fay in the introduction to her book “Out of Line, the Art of Jules Feiffer” 

“Cartoonist, playwright, Jules Feiffer was born in the Bronx on the eve of the great depression, twin misfortunes of location and timing, in Feiffer’s judgement, except for the fact that the late 1920s and early 1930s were also the Golden Age of Comics.”

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 of this year.  

Jules Feiffer’s work is collected in the book Out of Line by Martha Fay, published in 2015 by Abrams. 

Martha Fay is an essayist and the author of several works of nonfiction, including A Mortal Condition and walking guides to New York City, Rome, and Tuscany. She lives in Brooklyn and Italy.