"Language Matters w/ Bob Holman" airs nationally in Jan. Each PBS affiliate picks its own time, so if any FB friends have PBS friends — don’t be shy! Lemmeno so the Language Crisis can get fair play. We’ll be doing lead-up events w/ local poets/speakers of language. All ideas for venues/festivals etc welcome.
Some Advice Allen Once Gave Me
You can give money to a beggar,
or not give money to a beggar.
But don’t always give money.
And don’t always not give money.
What you always do is make eye contact
and acknowledge your mutual humanity.
Sept. 15, I’ll be in a two-hander with the goddess Broadway star, Kathleen Chalfant. She plays Alice Neal, the painter, and I play Joe Gould, the urBeat Poet at City Lore. 7 p.m.