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potential fotos for future CCP, book 2 of 2

Friday, September 17th, 2021

potential fotos for future Crisis Chronicles Press, book 2 of 2:

2face

8eyelip

americanstandard

bingo

blacklight

buddhabound

cashpresley

coffeemaker

deadend

deadmansfingers

doo_wop

dyslexia

dyslexic

endoftheroad

fallingheart

ghostfeather

goingdown3times

greyway

headghost

hivehead01 (sculpture by Lady)

leafalone

lifewalk

lipservice

mothernight

mouthman

nightmood

quantumshadow

redfonewoman

reincarnation

sameoldsong

shroud

slidingscale

starkiss

subconscious

testsubject

timelord

wittgensteinschair

 

potential fotos for future CCP book 1 of 2

Friday, September 17th, 2021

potential fotos for future Crisis Chronicles Press, book 1 of 2:

1bird2lines

arise

badroadahead

blackcopter

bluebutterfly

circuitdiver

dandelion

eveningstar

fertilization

flightplan

getair

hearth

hereanddowntheroad

learntofly

mammonman

mindfrost

moodstorm

moonrisejunction

motherwell

onehandspaceman

opart

problem

shoeline

stairwellway

thereisawar

timelines

turkeytracks

twopigeonone

underside

updown

upendthis

 

monthly Medusa’s Kitchen feature #69

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

my Medusa’s Kitchen monthly feature #69 . . .

The mighty Steven Smith is here today, clearing the smoke from our eyes and setting a few fires of his own. We’re mighty grateful for his visit to the Kitchen!
– Kathy

9 poems, 10 fotos
https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2021/08/precious-cargo.html

poems in feature
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Glow Go Mo-Fo – 4.29.2016
Womb-born – 7.16.2021
Dogwalk Morning – 7.25.2021
Flesh Worship – 7.4.2021
Goldfinger – 12.20.2013
Pablo Picasso, Died – 1973
Old Fan Notes on 1962 WCW – 7.15.2015
Bone gettin’weary – 7.7.2021
Precious cargo – 7.29.2021

 

Smith library podcast feature poet for March 2021

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

I’ve recitations of 11 poems up on the Cuyahoga County Public Library podcast for the month of March… sort of my greatest hits from 1965 thru 2020 (a fine 75th year bornday gift thanks to Librarian Laurie Kincer).

My cancer-scarred voice sounds a bit gravelly, but for once, I’m happy with my reading.

The Sisyphus Efect – 1:15
Dear Occupants, Accidents & Occidentals – 1:06
Rant and Roll – 0:54
8-Ball Boogie – 2:00
Lamentation 5 – The Faithful Bewail – 1:48
Status Report 168 – 0:41
Marriage Proposal – 2:21
Yen – 0:39
Alone This Train – 1:00
Confessions of a Conservative – 0:55
Now Zen – 1:53

https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/William-N-Skirball-Writers-Center/Writers-Reading-Podcast/Writer-Authors/Podcasts/Steven-Smith.aspx

Lady was last month’s featured poet

Special Creatures – 1:10
Concrete Bridge – 1:52
Ancient Moon – 1:25
Weft – 0:32
Roog – 0:47
Summer – 0:36
Like the Fairy Tales – 0:44
Kisosen – 0:54
Recipes That Help Us – 0:52
Spring – 0:29

https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/William-N-Skirball-Writers-Center/Writers-Reading-Podcast/Writer-Authors/Podcasts/Kathy-Smith.aspx

 

Lady: Library Podcast, 10 poems

Monday, February 1st, 2021

Lady reads 10 poems on the Cuyahoga County Public Library podcast (thanks to Laurie Kincer):

Special Creatures – 1:10
Concrete Bridge – 1:52
Ancient Moon – 1:25
Weft – 0:32
Roog – 0:47
Summer – 0:36
Like the Fairy Tales – 0:44
Kisosen – 0:54
Recipes That Help Us – 0:52
Spring – 0:29

https://cuyahogalibrary.org/Services/William-N-Skirball-Writers-Center/Writers-Reading-Podcast/Writer-Authors/Podcasts/Kathy-Smith.aspx

 

Tinfoil Dresses, Winter 2021

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

Gots bunches of stuff to post… have for awhile, but lack ego energy to do so. Maybe dribble it out in bits.

Dribble 1:

Heather Ann Shepard posted her Winter 2021 issue of Tin Foil Dresses featuring poems and art by c.m. brooks, Marc Mannheimer, Heather Ann Shepard, Kathy Ireland Smith, Steven B. Smith, Antonio Vallone, Russell Vidrick.

Check it out –

Winter 2021

(click on Heather’s owl pic to read)

 

monthly Medusa in a daily way

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Hearty thanks to Smith (Steven B. Smith) this morning for rocking us forward into another day of craziness! “The sun comes up, the knives come out… [but] we go on.” writes Kathy Kieth, publisher/editor of Medusa’s Kitchen.

1965 – On The State Of The State
1989 – On Your Knees Please
2014 – Meditation
2014 – Never Nuff
2016 – My Lady Love
2018 – Once More Round The Bend
2018 – On The Block
2020 – Grim And Bear It
2020 – The water rush of wind

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2020/08/grim-and-bear-it.html

I asked Kathy Kieth if I could advise others to send poetry – “Sure! I think of Medusa as sort of an open mic, rather than a poetry journal, and we need a continual rotation of new voices, especially in these times of trouble…”

so there you go – send stuff to https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/… blame me if you wanna.

 

 

In the Temple of the Echo

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

In The Temple of the Echo — my 58th feature past 56 months on Medusa’s Kitchen, thanks to the generosity of publisher/editor Kathy Kieth, who has been posting a new poetry feature by a plethora of poets national and international daily for the past 15 years.

as usual, 10 fotos, 9 poems:

1973 – Junky Luv
2005 – In the Temple of the Echo
2014 – Inner Animal
2015 – I’m for Falling
2015 – Kundalini Wheelie
2017 – Is Happens
2019 – Island of Lost Souls
2020 – Tempus Fuckit
2020 – Social Isolation

http://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2020/07/in-temple-of-echo.html

 

May Medusa

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Got a great gig going.

Here’s my 56th monthly feature on Medusa’s Kitchen past 54 months.

Many thanks to publisher/editor Kathy Kieth… she has a magic touch in matching fotos to poems and poems to flow.

She puts up a new feature every day of the year, for years and years, maybe even decades.

https://medusaskitchen.blogspot.com/2020/05/life-aint-easy.html

My last book of poetry – Where Never Was Already Is, 2018 , Crisis Chronicles Press – consists of all 244 poems and 29 of the illustrations that appeared on Medusa my first 27 months.

http://ccpress.blogspot.com/2018/04/098Smith.html

 

Edna’s Employment Agency by Wred Fright

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

I wrote a short review of Wred Fright’s new comic novel “Edna’s Employment Agency” cuz he seems like a nice guy.

~ ~ ~

I stopped by Edna’s Employment Agency.

Meeting their misfit employees and questionable clientele, I wondered how they all survived, what with the staff spending more time getting through their damaged lives than finding jobs for others, while the job seekers drag out the process as long as possible to collect unemployment – all this drenched in TV sit-comish humor (a lot of it rude and crude).

Wasn’t sure I wanted to spend time with these folk, but kept reading, and I’m glad because beneath this chaos lies a sweetness… by the time I was done, they were my misfits, whom I actually cared about.

At first the employees seem inept, shallow, selfish (and they are), but page by page their humanity surfaces, revealing an office family sort of looking after each other and their clients. Their often surreal and slapstick office adventures are interspersed with outside slices of the customers’ lives, so the job seekers slowly become someone to care about as well, rather than something to gawk at like cultural roadkill.

This comedic novel captures the acerbic humor that dominates most places I’ve been employed, as well as the tenuous friendships developed with co-workers you may not even like.

One blurb likens Edna’s Employment Agency to “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” (which I’ve not seen, but feels right from what I’ve read).

The book is short, humane, gentle, absurd, and should put a smile on your face. By the end you might even like Edna.

~ ~ ~

He blogged it with some nice words about me:

https://www.wredfright.com/2020/02/steven-b-smith-on-ednas-employment.html

 

 

 
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