Marie Howe, Poet laureate of New York, has cooked up a crazy poetry day Sunday the 27th at Grand Central. Visit me at The Poet Is In booth from 12:30-1:30 and I’ll ode you one (oof!). And all this time I thought Poets were Out!

Marie Howe, Poet laureate of New York, has cooked up a crazy poetry day Sunday the 27th at Grand Central. Visit me at The Poet Is In booth from 12:30-1:30 and I’ll ode you one (oof!). And all this time I thought Poets were Out!

I hope you’ll join us for The Poet in New York - Old School SLAM on Mon. April 28 at 9 p.m. It’s my night to host! 308 Bowery

I hope you’ll join us for The Poet in New York - Old School SLAM on Mon. April 28 at 9 p.m. It’s my night to host! 308 Bowery

Song (After Dr. Shafiq)

I’ve left
I got a mortgage
Sold the house didn’t repay the mortgage
So marry me
In my last life you said no
This time around – I am rich and on the lam
So let’s do it do it do it
Let’s invent love
And spin in the opposite
Direction from the world

(From “Sing This one Back To Me,” http://bit.ly/1eXhhVo)

Over the last dozen or so years that Papa Susso and I have known each other and performed together, I have come to appreciate that the oral consciousness — and by that I mean a culture that doesn’t use writing — is not a pre-literary consciousness: it’s a separate and equivalent consciousness to writing. It’s a different way of remembering things. Instead of going to a book, you go to a person. Nowadays, instead of going to a person or a book, you go to the Internet. I believe that digital comprises a third consciousness that we’re just entering into, which makes it an exciting time. I don’t think it’s the best of times.

Over the last dozen or so years that Papa Susso and I have known each other and performed together, I have come to appreciate that the oral consciousness — and by that I mean a culture that doesn’t use writing — is not a pre-literary consciousness: it’s a separate and equivalent consciousness to writing. It’s a different way of remembering things. Instead of going to a book, you go to a person. Nowadays, instead of going to a person or a book, you go to the Internet. I believe that digital comprises a third consciousness that we’re just entering into, which makes it an exciting time. I don’t think it’s the best of times.

Surprize! The Times RAVES! and then la-di-da takes it all back. I’m going tonight. http://nyti.ms/1jTUrNd

Surprize! The Times RAVES! and then la-di-da takes it all back. I’m going tonight. http://nyti.ms/1jTUrNd

At Mirrorman’s Café  Too late, I guess, to get a word in edgewise The napkin holder holds the salt’n’pepper too Each toothpick individually wrapped My coffee is your coffee

At Mirrorman’s Café

Too late, I guess, to get a word in edgewise
The napkin holder holds the salt’n’pepper too
Each toothpick individually wrapped
My coffee is your coffee