Friday, March 18, 2016

Van Gogh's Boots

Van Gogh’s Boots

by Kitty Jospe

A Pair of Shoes, VanGogh 
Credit


Only a pair of boots,
a man’s only pair of boots.
Leather aches into a stiff lip,
chafes the space
            mangled laces
     barely close —
peasant boots —
            artist’s boots —
mute mates.

One pulled up stark
watching the other
lip folded open
as if ready to speak.

A painting of boots,
one with a cow-thick tongue
hanging in the bleeding shadows
of a barn,
the other kicked off, 
crumpled in fatigue.

The caked spring mud says
one man has been out
in the world, walking.
One flung to the bare floor,
empty of sinew and bone,
the other standing upright,
a sentinel

watching over its mate.

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 2016 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy the Words on the Verge March Newsletter!
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March 2016 Newsletter
Words on the Verge Presents:
Bobbie Panek
March 26, 2016
5-7pm, Different Path Gallery
A message from Bobbie:" I am a writer and poet. My poetry has been published in Sunshine, Many Waters magazines & Moondance and aaduna, on-line magazine, and in the poetry anthologies Common Intuitions, Remembering Faces and two anthologies with the National League of American Pen Women : Poems of the Super Moon and The Light Between Us.
My articles have been published in the magazines: Birds and Blooms, Reminisce Extra, and Journal for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and I was also published by American Mothers.
I wrote a weekly column, "Just Another Day," in Auburn’s newspaper, The Citizen. One of my columns was included in Reverend Albert Shamon’s book, The Power of the Rosary. And on September 1st, 2015 those forty-eight columns will be available in a book of the same name, Just Another Day. 
My first book of poetry was published by FootHills Publishing. Morning Walks: Zen Meditations is an 85-page spine book with hand-stitching."
Thank you Annette Ramos for a wonderful reading and storytelling performance in February! 
We had a wonderful time with Rochester writer, actress, and story teller, Annette Ramos. We were so grateful to have her at the gallery telling us about your life and sharing her work.



Part reading, part performance, and part interactive workshop, February's event was a hit!  We can't wait to see what Annette does next and, and we hope she comes back to Words on the Verge in the future. 
Starting in April, Words on the Verge will feature an interview/profile of a Literary Citizen who contributes to the promotion of the literary arts in our community.  Have a nominee? Send us an email at chrissygreenny@gmail.com.
COMING SOON!
Several Words on the Verge writers and artists have submitted their work to be featured on our blog. Follow our blog and enjoy work by Nina Alvarez, Kitty Jospe, Craig Raleigh, Rachel Doll, Courtney Webster, and many others.
All events are from 5-7pm at A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport, NY 14420.
Light refreshments served.

FREE
Join us in thanking our sponsors including Lift Bridge Book Shop, In God's Love Reiki (637-5922), Katherine Weston & A Different Path Gallery, and Richard Booth, photographer.If you would like to help support Words on the verge email us atchrissygreenny@gmail.com or call (585) 395-9833.
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