Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24, 2010

Today we present work from Herstory: Erika Duncan’s memoir writing project for women. “The Teller in the Tale” Beth Heyn’s story about a half-Jewish child in Nazi Germany and “Love Song at the End of the Day: A Journey into Alzheimers” Muriel Weyl tells about life with her Alzheimer’s afflicted husband. Recorded in November 2009 at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor

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Stephen F. Cohen: Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives  
January 27, 2010

New York University professor of Russian Studies and History, Stephen F. Cohen talks about the crisis in US-Russian relations and his book Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War (Columbia Univ. Press.) 

Recorded at Canio’s Books, Sag Harbor in August, 2009

East End Ink - December 23, 2009

Poet Mark Doty reads from Fire to Fire (HarperCollins, 2008) and Dog Years, a memoir (HarperCollins, 2007). 

Carlo Levi's "Fear of Freedom"
 November 25, 2009

Hofstra University Professor of Modern European History Stanislao Pugliese talks about his introduction to the 2008 edition of Carlo Levi's essay on fascism.  With quotations from Levi, Robert Paxton, Umberto Ecco and Henry Wallace. Recorded at Canio's Books in June 2008. 
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Poetry Marathon: Antje Katcher and Stanley Moss 
and Announcing Canio's Cultural Cafe
October 28, 2009

Today we present poets Antje Katcher and Stanley Moss, recorded this past summer at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett New York as part of the annual Poetry Marathon.

Also, we talk with Canio's Books proprietors Maryann Calendrille and Kathryn Szoka about their new non-profit "Canios Cultural Cafe". The organization  is designed to ensure that Canios cultural events continue and to
expand their reach outside the book shop.

Poet Antje Katcher is the editor of Three Mile Harbor Press. Her work has appeared in Calyx, New York Quarterly and Afilia, among others. Her chapbook, "Illegal Tender" was published by A Musty Bone Press. She is currrently working on a collection titled "Nine Sestinas"

Poet Stanley Moss is the publisher and editor of The Sheep Meadow Press,
a non-profit press devoted to poetry. His own works include New & Selected Poems 2006 from Seven Stories Press, described by John Ashbery as highly charged and stingingly beautiful.

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Bitter Spring: Dr. Stanislao Pugliese on Ignazio Silone

September 23, 2009

Italian novelist and political figure Ignazio Silone is the subject of this month's East End Ink.  Hofstra University professor Dr. Stanislao Pugliese talks about "Bitter Spring", his biography of Silone. His talk was recorded in June at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor.  An abreviated version of his talk is offered on this month's 
program.   Listen here! (~29 min)

Songs of Fish-Shaped Paumonok: Stephen and Susan Sanfilippo
August 20, 2009

Sag Harbor whalemen left a treasure of literature and songs that are the subject of Stephen Sanfilippo's doctoral disertation. Add to that the songs written by East End baymen and Stephen himself and you have the ingredients for this month's East End Ink - recorded in Sag Harbor at Canio's Books.

Susan and Stephen divide their time between Southold on the North Fork of Long Island and Maine. Their concerts have been heard from Long Island and Mystic, CT to Prince Edward Island, Canada. They may be reached at or 207-726-4747 in Maine and 631-765-9257 on Long Island.

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Poets Christine Gelineau and Terrance Sullivan
July 16, 2009

Poet Christine Gelineau's poems reflect her Rhode Island and Irish roots and her love of horses. Ms. Gelineau was recorded in April 2009 at the Southampton Historical Society during a session of the North Sea Poetry Scene. Thanks to NSPS director and 2009 Suffolk Poet Laureate Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan.

Sag Harbor's Terry Sullivan known for his Irish and American folk song fests is also a poet. His work has been published in the collection "Sag Harbor Is". In his spare time Terry is employed as a plumber. He was recorded in May 2009 at the Bridgehampton Historical Society. Thanks to BHHS director Stacy Dermont.

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Grace Schulman on Marianne Moore
June 18, 2009

Poet and teacher Grace Schulman, the editor of the "Poems of Marianne Moore" talks about and reads the work of the world renowned American poet. Ms. Schulman is a former poetry editor of The Nation and Distinguished Professor at Baruch College.

This edition of East End Ink was recorded at Canio's Books in April 2009.

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Brother Can You Spare a Poem?
 May 21, 2009
 Sag Harbor area writers read poems on the theme of "hard times" and poet and singing plumber Terry Sullivan sings an appropriate tune. A benefit for the local food pantry.

Recorded at Canio's Books April 4, 2009. If you did not contribute yet
visit or contribute to your local food pantry wherever you are.

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Woman of Rome

April 16, 2009

 Lily Tuck reads from her biography of Italian writer Elsa Morante.

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recorded in November 2008 at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor, NY.


Love Poems 
March 19, 2009

Poet couples Nora Barros and
Canio Pavone and Megan and Scott Chaskey read love poems.

Recorded on Valentine's Day at Canios Books, Sag Harbor, New York

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Bob Zellner: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement
February 19, 2009
Alabama born Bob Zellner talks about his memoir "The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement".

Bob Zellner, field secretary of the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, tells how he was beaten by a mob 'Down South" in Mississippi and by police "Up South" on Long Island defending the rights of blacks and indigenous people. Recorded at Canio's Books, Sag Harbor on November 1, 2008.

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We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon
 January 15, 2009

Today we present a reading from We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon. We Begin Here was edited by France-based writer Kamal Boullata and East Ender Kathy Engel, a poet, teacher, activist and a Founding Advisor of the Middle East Children's Alliance.

We highlight MECA's work to bring relief to the civilian population of Gaza.

"We Begin Here" was published by Interlink Books. This reading was recorded in June of 2007 at Canio's Books in Sag Harbor, New York.


More Downloads:

East End Ink - Program 8: Robert Long Memorial Scholarship Winners and Poetry of Robert Long

East End Ink - Program 7: North Sea Poetry Presents Geo. Wallace and Desmond Egan

George Wallace is Suffolk County's first poet laureate. Ireland's Desmond Egan is the director of the Gerard Manley Hopkins School and Festival in Monastrevin, County Kildare, Ireland.

Recorded in Southampton in April 2008. First broadcast July 17, 2008 on WPKN 89.5 / WPKM 88.7 /

East End Ink - Program 6: Sacco and Vanzetti

Stephen Sanfilippo's presentation in song and spoken word about the 1927 execution of two Italian immigrants for murders they did not commit. Includes songs by Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs.

First broadcast Thursday June 19 , 2008  

East End Ink - Program 5: We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon

The anthology edited by Kathy Engel and Kamal Boulata is read by poets Margaret Gibson, Kathrn Levy and Kathy Engel and Rev. Osagyefo Sekou of Judson Mem. Church in New York. First Broadcast May 15, 2008

East End Ink - Program 4: Terry Sullivan Presents Irish Song and Poetry

East End Ink - Program 3: New Yorker writer Ian Frazier reads from "Gone to New York" 

East End Ink - Program 2: Poet Philip Schultz reads from "Failure"
Mr. Schultz recently won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for this work.

East End Ink - Program 1: Kathy Engel reads from "Ruth's Skirts"