Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Poem Written Since Last Year's Council, A Piece that Employs The Magic Citadel. by David Landrey

The  direction of the will in
the course of the twentieth century
is deeply disturbed.
—Robert Duncan, The H. D. Book (367)

To pay attention is to sustain the will
but can we? have we the currency?
or is it spent on other forces
on fields of energy brought us by …
          … by whom?
needs us to be distracted
desires the misdirection
the disturbance rumbling in the depths
gains and what?

Wealth driven upward into castles
armed and opposing the magic citadel
opposing any movement in the direction of
the will to face the familiar
to embrace uncertainty          doubt
the sweet mystery of being
and to tell it     sing it     live it
make it ours.
——David Landrey, Psyche and Ares 9, August 2012

Monday, May 6, 2013



cannot be owned
the patterns between ears
cannot be manmade
be manned

clouds can be owned
as much as any man
any miner
any mountaintop
tree fish stream

stripes across the sky
stretch across the endless
breast of blue
and we thought those stars
were forever

--Alifair Skebe



Fri. May 10, 2013
1:30-3:00     Early Bird Registration (enjoy the site)\
3:00-4:00      Lew Welch and Little Wigglies in the Stream with Stephen Lewandowski
                       (an outdoor visit to a small stream)
3:00-6:00  Registration
5:00-6:00  Light Dinner Served (soup, bread, green salad )
 6:00-6:15  Martha Deed:  Welcome
6:15-6:30  poet – Joe Napora
6:30-6:45  poet—Robert Podgurski
6:45-7:00  —break
7:00-8:00  Panel – Serendipity—Haniel Long (Alan Casline, Alifare Skebe, obeeduid)
8:00-8:15  poet—Bernadette Mayer
 8:15-8:30  poet—Michael Czarnecki
 8:30-8:45  John Roche: Cloudburst thoughts and evening wrap-up
 8:45  Party  (last year party was 10:00!)

 Sat. May 11, 2013

 8:30 Breakfast Served  (oatmeal, cereal, fruit, pastry,etc.)
         Breakfast will be continuously served.
 10-11 -  Panel- Memory Helen Ruggieri moderator  (David Landrey, Martin Willitts,Jr., Charlie Rossiter)
 11:00-11:15 poet—Bill Heyen
11:15-11:30  poet—Stephen Ellis
11:30-11:45  poet—Ryki Zuckerman
11:45-12:00  poet—Judith Kerman
 Noon- 1 Panel – Accumulation (Ken Warren, Stephen Ellis, Robert Podgurski)
 1:00-1:15 poet—Martha Treichler
1:15-1:30  poet—Steve Tills
 1:30 Lunch Served (cold sandwiches bag lunch)
 Open Time 1:30 - 3:45

Tour of Long Point,  Finger Lakes Watershed with Steve Lewandowski (optional)

 3:45--4:00 poet--Craig Czury
4:00-4:15 poet—Pat Schwartz
 4:15-4:30  poet—Colleen Powderly
4:30-5:30 Panel –Precedent  with Helen Ruggieri on Robert Lax; John Roche on W.H.C. Hosmer; Walt Franklin on W.W. Chrisman: Martha Deed on Adelaide Crapsey
 5:30 - 7 Dinner (hot vegetarian etc.)
 7-10 - Open Mic Reading hosted by Alan Casline and John Roche(by sign-up, those not otherwise slotted during conference to go first)
 10-10:10 Wrap-up—Ken Warren
 10:11 Campfire Party hosted by Michael Czarnecki


 9:30-11 Brunch (like Saturday Breakfast plus eggs and meat)
 9:30-11 Trade Fair
 9:45-11:00 Handmade Books Display and  Workshop led by Judith Kerman
 11:10-12:35 Panel:  What Have They Done to the Rain? with Joe Napora, Paulette Swartzfager,  Craig Czury, Philip Good
 12:20 - 1:15  Further