Friday, October 13, 2017


Two young poets and serious readers Leila Rosner and Casssandra Callaghan converse with Burt Kimmelman over his ABANDONED ANGEL over at Thomas Fink's Dichtung Yammer! You can see the conversation HERE but here's an excerpt:
I wonder if the way to most effectively evoke time in a poem is not to try for something that might best be handled by music, for instance, which is unburdened by words, but, rather, to use space to create a there, such as in Blackburn’s work. The time of a life is rescued from the continuum and can be experienced in a way unique to the poem. The Objectivists, more so than the Imagists or Vorticists (emerging out of the Modernist core), were especially sensitive to the writtenness of language, the word objectified, so to speak, on the page—the page a part of the material experience of the poem’s language. This is a tradition in poetry I have increasingly embraced. To get back to what you asked, yes, along with poets like Blackburn, my reading has involved the Objectivists for a long time now.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Congratulations to Paul Pines for inspiring visual artists and musicians with his poetry, the subject of an article at The Post Star. Here's an excerpt:
GLENS FALLS — A line, a passage, a stanza carefully plucked from a poem as inspiration for another creation in music or art is what set in motion a spiral conversation of artworks speaking to each other. 
And on Saturday, this yearlong exploration will live on in “Last Call: A Collaborative Oratorio,” at the Charles R. Wood Theater with poetry by Paul Pines, set to music by composer Catherine Reid and an exhibition of poetry-inspired artworks by members of North Country Arts. 
“You had to interpret the poetry and get out of your box and think differently,” said artist Judith Tully about creating her piece, “Darkness into Light,” for Saturday’s show and exhibition at the Wood Theater. Tully selected a passage from Pines’ poem, “The Vedas is Now Revealed to Thee.”

You can see entire article HERE.

And don't forget to check out his lovely Marsh Hawk Press book, CHARLOTTE'S SONGS.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Congratulations to Mary Mackey!

Amazon has chosen Mary Mackey's novel The Village of Bones to be one of their Kindle Monthly Deals for September. This is a very competitive process. If you’d like the Kindle version for the reduced Monthly Deal Price of $1.99, click on this LINK before October 1st, and it will take you to the Kindle Page for The Village of Bones. 

Here is the link in full:

Friday, August 11, 2017


MHP Managing Editor Sandy McIntosh writes an editorial, "How young Trump was slapped and punched until he made his bed" in the New York Daily News! You can access the article HERE, and here's an excerpt:
My last conversation with Donald Trump was at the New York Military Academy, where we were both cadets. It was 1964, the year he graduated. We were walking together near the baseball field where, he reminded me, he’d played exceptionally well. He demanded that I tell him the story of one of his greatest games. 
“The bases were loaded,” I told him. “We were losing by three. You hit the ball just over the third baseman’s head. Neither the third baseman nor the left fielder could get to the ball in time. All four of our runs came in; we won the game.” 
“No,” he said. “That’s not the way it happened. I want you to remember this: I hit the ball out of the ballpark! Remember that. I hit it out of the ballpark!” 
Ballpark? I thought. We were talking about a high school practice field. There was no park to hit a ball out of. And anyway, his hit was a blooper the fielders misplayed.

Sunday, August 6, 2017


Paul Pines (Paul A. Pines) takes us on a magical tour of the history of the Tin Palace, his 1970s jazz club. He captures a place, an era, and an art.

You are invited to read see his memoir at Numero Cinq.

Tin Palace entry by Ray Ross -- click on image to enlarge.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


If you are interested in writing a successful series of novels, read Prize-winning author Charlotte Seaberry' interview of Mary Mackey on the Inspiration and Craft in "The Village of Bones" and its 3 Sequels. Don't miss the part about the Delphic Oracle:

Monday, July 17, 2017