March 21, 2010


A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came to Angel Falls last night and made this our most successful show yet!  Standing room only, not only during Laraine's feature and T.M. and Zach's set, but well into the open-mic part of the evening. :-D

March 15, 2010

New poetry & story...

Just a note:  I spent some time today working through the submission queue.  One new story and 45 new poems have been added to the galleries.  There's more for me to get through, but my mind is starting to turn into marmalade.  Not the best way to review poems and stories, so the rest will have to wait for another night.

March 9, 2010

New Podcasts! April's Show Details!

After a few days of me chaotically bouncing around, trying to get too many things done at once, your patience is now rewarded. ;-)

Two new podcast episodes are available for your listening pleasure!  Episode 30 features poetry from Jason Floyd Williams, Dave Meyer, Amanda DiDonna, and Dianne Borsenik.  Episode 31 features poetry from Parker Amsel, Terry Provost, The Fidget, Steven B. Smith, and Jill Riga.  Both episodes feature music from Ramona Stone.  If you're reading this on my blog, you can download the episodes from the column on the right.  If you're reading this on Facebook, you can stream the episodes off my profile page.  You can also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes at (  Please, if you use iTunes, do subscribe!  The more subscribers we have, the higher ranked the podcast gets, and eventually they'll take notice and feature the podcast in the iTunes store.

Also, here's the flier for April's show.  I still have to get the event listing page updated on the site, but that'll have to wait until tomorrow.  April's show will be at the Root Café in Lakewood, Ohio, and we will be featuring competitive slam poet Suspicious and Cleveland poetry legend Vladimir Swirynsky!

March 5, 2010

April 17th update...

I can now confirm that one of the features for April 17th's "Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven" show at the Root Cafe in Lakewood will be Vlad Swirynsky! :-D

March 1, 2010

April's show... :-D

Just a note, I can now confirm that April's show will be at the Root Café in Lakewood. :-D


So, my internet connection has been sporadic of late.  As of right now, it works if we connect a computer directly to the modem, but the modem won't connect to any of our routers, so only one computer can be online at a time.  I seized control of the connection yesterday, and spent the last two days catching up on a week's worth of stuff.  Not fun.

I've also got some podcast work done.  If all goes according to plan, there'll be at least one new episode up for your listening pleasure this week.  May's show had some microphone problems, and tweaking the audio is taking a bit more time than normal, so no promises about a second episode.  I'm also going to try to get the audio from several more shows prepped for the podcast before I do more "block outs." (That's where I take all the pieces, written on little "blocks" of paper with the runtime logged on them, and plan what goes in to each episode.  Think how you've seen TV schedules planned out in movies.)  I know there's material recorded in August that I'd like to combine with material from June and material from July that might go well with material from May and... yeah, you get the idea.

This coming Friday, March 5th, come to Canton, Ohio for the First Friday Poetry Slam!  Downtown Canton has a big art festival every First Friday.  There's a poetry open-mic and slam competition, sponsored by Arts in Stark (and emceed by yours truly), at the Kathleen Howland Theatre, under the 2nd April Art Galerie.  You can sign-up to read or perform at 7:30 PM, with the open-mic starting at 8:00.  Also, come early!  The theater will be hosting a special reading of the poetry of Pablo Neruda at 6:30, organized by the Canton Symphony Opera.

Then don't forget about this month's Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven event!  March 20th, we'll be at Angel Falls in Akron.  The features are Laraine Seidl and T.M. Göttl with music by Zach!  This show is not to be missed!  (Saturday Night With The Poet's Haven is NEVER to be missed!)

Okay, now I find it is an hour later than I planned to have this finished.  Time to call it a night!