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(no subject) [Jun. 18th, 2008|07:52 pm]
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Here's one for everyone.

My students are special needs. Now they aren't special needs enough that that won't fully grasp the following idea -

I am going to make a page to two page long questionnaire.

It will include, but not be limited to, what's your favorite food, music, television program, animal.

When you see this ____ you think of ____.

I want to, with this exercise, not only get to know my students better but also have this for ammo for quick activities that they'd love as a group to do!

With all this info I can make a sort of graph with all of their collective interests on it and deduce what would be best for the group!

I need a lot of peoples help on this - do you all mind if I keep coming back to you about this?

Give me some good ideas for some good questions!

Or any other input you can on this!
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Bukowski! [Jun. 17th, 2008|02:22 pm]
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If this is spam, I'll totally take it down.

I work for a movie website and as I was doing some research into what films we have buried in our archive, I discovered that we have Bukowski: Born Into This, and figured I'd try to spread the word. The movie deserves to be watched.

Trailer behind the cut.Collapse )

x-posted to as many places as humanly possible. :P
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(no subject) [Jun. 15th, 2008|06:12 pm]
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July 6th–God vs. Poet: A Sexy Showdown of Biblical Proportions.

The TypewriterGirls present yet another exquisitely deranged plethora of intelligent (and yes, sometimes frightening) elegantly pornographic poetry, comedy, artwork, music, and dance. . . and this time God demands his say in the matter.

Join the The TypewriterGirls’s battalions, wrangled by Margaret, Crystal, and Jason (all three experienced in the taming of wild monkeys—the only true resume builder in this case,) as they give God himself a smack in the face and a knee in the groin.

Those aiding in the buffeting of our Lord on this Sunday afternoon are battle commanders Jason Kirin and the Kirinettes, who will be craftily entangling the arts of music and poetry in a performance sure to create a net capable of trapping any sly sniper arch-angels;

Mizz J, whose sweet, smooth, and seductive moves, melodies, and metaphors are capable of calming more holy wrath than even the TypewriterGirls can provoke,

Michelle Stoner; a poet with an arsenal of allegorical battle gear and strategic maneuverings so large that they can’t be contained to just one show;

Mary Biddinger, a secret weapon so classy and powerful. . .that one wonders how she got mixed up in all of this;

Dan Shapiro, a man wrapped in such mystery and stealth that neither Typewritergirl nor God can capture him;

Paul Dvorchak, in true Crossroads style will be doing his battling with guitar in hand;

David Doyle, neither man nor God, will be performing feats of such supernatural talent that the lord himself will be left green with envy;

and our first guest visual artist Rob David, who will provide the most-appropriate and/or inappropriate aesthetic background as this (hopefully bloodless, yet ferocious) fighting takes place.

The battlefields will resound with the glorious sound of trumpets and synthesizers come fighting’s end, as several Jesuses disguised as members of the Hood Gang stir up our victorious legions to dance and feast in sinfully delightful decadence till evenings end.

Join us for this unprecedented Cabaret sure to cause some kind of natural disaster come Monday morning.
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poetry poetry -- with an open mic at the end -- !!! [May. 23rd, 2008|05:23 pm]
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see you there
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Иванов Евгений. Иллюстрация к стихотворению Б. Пастернака "На ранних поездах" [Apr. 19th, 2008|05:55 pm]
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Иванов Евгений.
Иллюстрация к стихотворению
Б. Пастернака "На ранних поездах"

акварель 30см x 20см 2003 г.
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2008|02:50 pm]
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A Cabaret of Not Quite Criminally Insane Poets!

The Typewriter Girls’ fifth ridiculously decadent delectable debacle of creative energies and id-inspiring impulses will feature bipolar melodies by Sneaky and Mizz J, the schizoid antics of Jason Kirin and The Backwash of Berlioz, and a paranoid delusional dance routine by DH Productions. A not quite criminally insane poetic recitation will be given by Michelle Stoner and the evening will not quite conclude with a long-awaited performance by everyone’s favorite monkey trainers, Margaret Bashaar and Crystal J Hoffman.

Sunday Apr 13, 2008
at 4:30 PM

3$ Cover
Modern Formations Art Gallery
4919 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|39 15224
United States
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we'll publish your poetry and we're not some stupid scam... [Mar. 25th, 2008|04:44 am]
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A couple of friends and I have started a self-published magazine:


We've done a few articles and movie reviews and all that stuff, but we'd really like to have some people submit poetry for the upcoming art issue. if any of you want your poetry published in our magazine, email us at submit@monthlyragmag.com

ps: We also need help with art stuff. Anyone with experience with Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop is more than welcome, but anyone with ideas can help out. If you feel like joining the staff of our little magazine, shoot us an email at submit@monthlyragmag.com or reply here.
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(no subject) [Dec. 30th, 2007|05:35 pm]
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The TypewriterGirls Present:
Poetry with Manners

Come joins us for an evening of refined poetic recitation and polite, tasteful comedy; complete with the orchestral stylings of UkeSkywalker and TubaFett.

Doors Open 3:30--Tea and Crumpets/Exquisite Corpse
Show Starts 4:30--Polite Comedy/Mosh Pit
Followed by--Fabulous Poetry/Soul-Crushing Ukuleles
Jason Kirin
Skot Jones
Molly Prosser
Angela Bayout
Jenette Patterson-Shafer

Show Ends 6:00-Wine and Cheese/Exploration into the Depths of our Subconscious (poetry games)
Kicked Out 7:00--Delusions of Grandeur Begin to Fade/Walked Home by Imaginary Monkey

More Details Later--All Details Subject to Change (except time, date, and the fact that there will indeed be something happening at Modern Formations at said time and date--OH! and it will in fact involve ukuleles. . .at some point)

This is the general long view e-mail that we've been posting

TypewriterGirls Present: Poetry With Manners
January 6, 2008 at Modern Formations
Doors Open at 3:30pm
Come join us for an evening of refined poetics, musical interludes (e.j. UkeSkywalker and TubaFett), tea, crumpets, polite comedy all closing with dash of black magic and general raucous decadence.
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poetry reading : sunday sept 16 : carnegie library oakland : 2 pm [Sep. 14th, 2007|04:52 pm]
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my poetry comes off the page on Sunday afternoon, 2 to 3 pm. at carnegie library in oakland (the main branch).

i will be reading poems from my book, spiritual side effects, which will be published later this fall.

find me in the "quiet room" on the first floor.

i promise to break at least one thing in your mind.

if you want to preview a few of my poems first, visit my website, or my livejournal.

the third sunday of every month other pittsburgh poets will read in the same place and time. i am priviledged to be in their company.

(x-posted to pittsburgh community)

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How to free a political prisoner - spoken word, July 27 [Jul. 15th, 2007|06:04 pm]
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This is going to be a great event! Hope to see you there!

How to free a political prisoner
Hosted by the Pittsburgh Committee to Free Mumia

Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd.
Friday, July 27, 2007
6-9 p.m.

Live music.
Spoken word.
Hip-hop memorabilia.
Live art. Film.
Words and art by Mumia Abu Jamal.
Free food!

Hosted by Paradise Gray.
Performances by Jasiri X, Rizesista, Christiane D, Vanessa German, Omar Abdul/Lugman, Cynick Lethal/Mikhail, Living Proofe/Shaloc/Soysos, Joe Black/KAMIZE, Belove/Michael Angelo/Kevin Amos and more!
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