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Poem by Richard Martin inspired by Rudy Burckhardt's image in Live Mag! Richard is also in Issue 16. Time Travel for JCW...
03/07/2020
LiveMag16! | Rudy Burckhardt

Poem by Richard Martin inspired by Rudy Burckhardt's image in Live Mag! Richard is also in Issue 16.

Time Travel

for JCW

The day she stretched across my body
I didn’t realize time had different plans for us.
Now a faucet leaks and kids in the neighborhood
have disappeared into screens.
They bet the only parallel universe is digital.
Before parting, we smoked Marlboros.

In 1948, anyone could buy a Havana cigar
after a hot turkey sandwich at the Astor Place Luncheonette.
Rudy Burckhardt’s Astor Place 1948 photo confirms that.
You could also purchase a tie at the Astor Neckwear Shop,
enjoy a billboard Coca Cola with an Amazon daughter
of Ares and Harmonia.

This morning I vanished in a forest of sunflowers.
My neighbor grows them and they loom above the sidewalk
as puppets of sunshine. He offers them as a refuge
for those who chose to disappear into light. No charge!
I’ve considered the value of a facial to change
the calculus of things, too.

My wife thinks I’m dissatisfied – reason for my odd behavior.
John Stith Pemberton invented Coca Cola in the late 19th century.
It’s two main ingredients were coca leaves and kola nuts.
It was intended as patient medicine, providing a stimulating
temperance drink for those who could use one.
I could go for the original recipe now.

Richard Martin

Art by Rudy Burckhardt in LiVE MAG! Issue No.16

SPIRIT! 11 Spirited women at Zurcher Gallery opening. Abstract cool.
03/03/2020

SPIRIT! 11 Spirited women at Zurcher Gallery opening. Abstract cool.

02/07/2020
Lichtundfire

Triple Book party at Lichtundfire the 13th! Thanks to Barbara Rosenthal and Priska Juschka!

Concept Space and Cultural Website focussing on Collaborative Projects.

Barry's birthday! February 13th at Lichtundfire. New from Xanadu Press! Blow you away. Barry Wallenstein
02/03/2020

Barry's birthday! February 13th at Lichtundfire. New from Xanadu Press! Blow you away. Barry Wallenstein

Joanna Fuhrman introducing Bob Robert Hershon for his LiVe MAG! award at Howl! Happening Space recently.
02/03/2020
howl - 1

Joanna Fuhrman introducing Bob Robert Hershon for his LiVe MAG! award at Howl! Happening Space recently.

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Look what I saw! Patricia Fabricant 2019 at Artists Equity Gallery, LES
01/26/2020

Look what I saw! Patricia Fabricant 2019 at Artists Equity Gallery, LES

By Crystal Z Campbell at Callicoon Fine Arts (last day)
01/26/2020

By Crystal Z Campbell at Callicoon Fine Arts (last day)

Happy Birthday Ula Einstein! Upcoming in Issue #17, Ula's "Early Influences" from the "Unwinding Destiny Project. The Un...
01/26/2020

Happy Birthday Ula Einstein! Upcoming in Issue #17, Ula's "Early Influences" from the "Unwinding Destiny Project. The Unwinding Destiny Project: tattooed text on broken eggshells from eggs I consumed over six years, installations indoors, and outside / C-Prints 16 x 20″ limited edition. "

Happy (Belated) New Year! Long live the Alternative Reading. With Ama Birch.
01/25/2020

Happy (Belated) New Year! Long live the Alternative Reading. With Ama Birch.

Read Jeff’s End Run recap of all the unexpected places and events of his 2019 in LiVE MAG! Reviews
01/24/2020
LiVE MAG!

Read Jeff’s End Run recap of all the unexpected places and events of his 2019 in LiVE MAG! Reviews

End Run 19 Review by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright January 1, 2019. The year started off with Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber‘s beautiful Alternative New Years Day poetry marathon—their last one in New York. We thank them for 25-years of devotion to community. Then my friend Carole Sorrel hooked me...

At Stevie D’s going away party. Lydia Cortes dressed the part.
01/20/2020

At Stevie D’s going away party. Lydia Cortes dressed the part.

01/20/2020

Patricia Spears Jones dreams about Steve Cannon. Upcoming in issue #17. Have a great MLK Day!

Walking on Avenue A on the Tompkins Square Park Side

We are walking Sandra Payne and me on an unpeopled Avenue A.
It is dark but too dark and even in the daytime, it’s dark on Avenue A.
We walk on the sidewalk on the Tompkins Square Park side, no dogs
We see Steve Cannon driving a sedan. He rolls down his window
Want a ride? Sandra waves no, But I say hey he may be going further,
So we go over to where he is parking his car. It’s 7th Street—he parallel parks
On Avenue A & 7th Street so the garage man can check his car.
This is the unblind Steve, the un-glasses Steve, his eyes bright brown
but what is strange is his hair. He has too much straight black hair.
It’s a wig, a sort of bad Beatles cut with bangs. Steve Cannon with bangs.
He’s smiling but the hair, it’s post chemo wig hair. It’s the worst haircut
you’ve ever had and must cover it up wig hair. Steve had that New Orleans
Mess with me hair. The wig is rebuke of all that New Orleans flare.
Steve smiles, patient with the garageman. His ride is a Volvo?
It’s roomy and safe and he salutes Sandra and me and we salute him back
And then the dream ends

Live Mag!
01/18/2020

Live Mag!

At Carl Hazlewood’s opening with the Natural Force known as Patricia Spears Jones. Congrats Carl. At June Kelly Gallery.

At Carl Hazlewood’s opening with the Natural Force known as Patricia Spears Jones. Congrats Carl. At June Kelly Gallery.
01/18/2020

At Carl Hazlewood’s opening with the Natural Force known as Patricia Spears Jones. Congrats Carl. At June Kelly Gallery.

New Years Alt Poetry Marathon 3-4pm
01/01/2020

New Years Alt Poetry Marathon 3-4pm

The critics speak. Ari is a Renaissance man, poet, musician, Publisher and novelist!
12/22/2019
The Shoemaker's Tale

The critics speak. Ari is a Renaissance man, poet, musician, Publisher and novelist!

Wild, rambunctious, brutal and beautiful, The Shoemaker's Tale plumbs the depth of the human spirit with a boundless charm that is part zen, part dada and wholly satisfying. If books can heal, this is penicillin. As with Levy's bread, you don't have to be Jewish to love Mark Ari. A Chagall painti...

s'more from the Howlaballoo
12/15/2019

s'more from the Howlaballoo

Tis the season to give. Blessed be.
12/15/2019
LiVE MAG! Subscribe

Tis the season to give. Blessed be.

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HOWLABALOO! Live Mag! celebrated its 16th issue. Thanks to all the contributors. Thanks to Howl! Thanks to Howl! And tha...
12/15/2019

HOWLABALOO! Live Mag! celebrated its 16th issue. Thanks to all the contributors. Thanks to Howl! Thanks to Howl! And thanks to everybody who came out. If you didn't make it, please subscribe!

HOWLABALOO! Live Mag! celebrated its 16th issue. Thanks to all the contributors. Thanks to Howl! Thanks to Howl! And thanks to everybody who came out. If you didn't make it, please subscribe!

Feeliing lucky! Thanks to our host, features, and to all of you who came out on a rainy Friday the 13th for our truly up...
12/14/2019

Feeliing lucky! Thanks to our host, features, and to all of you who came out on a rainy Friday the 13th for our truly uplifting Howlabaloo celebrating LiVE MAG!#16

Gorgeous works of Suzan Batu ... closes today!
12/14/2019

Gorgeous works of Suzan Batu ... closes today!

Congratulations Robert Hershon! Party, launch, and ceremony at Howl! Dec 13.
12/13/2019

Congratulations Robert Hershon! Party, launch, and ceremony at Howl! Dec 13.

https://livemag.org/issue_16/melissa-meyer/ Come to our holiday party where we will offer subscriptions with souvenir, h...
12/10/2019
LiveMag16! | Melissa Meyer

https://livemag.org/issue_16/melissa-meyer/ Come to our holiday party where we will offer subscriptions with souvenir, hand stamped copies of the new issue. Plus poems, performances and art. Subscribers, contributors, pick up your copies! Join us in a group howl at the Howlabaloo 12/13 at Howl Happening Space 7pm

Art by Melissa Meyer in LiVE MAG! Issue No.16

Congrats, John Goslee!
12/10/2019

Congrats, John Goslee!

"I watch the stars hide behind each other
and it's another beautiful day of sin in the world.
She opens the magazine and the seam bends,
the nails crawl like beetles across my back
and put my body to sleep,
the dark eyes swim in the room
free of her head."

Poem of the Day: "All of the Plant is Edible" by John Gosslee from "Fish Boy" published b Nomadic Press. Read more here: https://poems.com/poem/all-of-the-plant-is-edible/

Friday the 13th! Please join us for a holiday party and reception for Live Mag! #16
12/10/2019

Friday the 13th! Please join us for a holiday party and reception for Live Mag! #16

Welcome to the Live Mag! edtiorial team Jill Conner,
12/07/2019

Welcome to the Live Mag! edtiorial team Jill Conner,

Looking back 1 year, when I started archiving Ejay Weiss's studio - some of his finds for art supplies carried humor but now face a similar reality. Amazing to look back at the end of a life that had existed in this home and studio.

12/04/2019
Cover Magazine Panel, 11-9-19

Andrei Codrescu, Elinor Nauen, and David Henderson at the Cover Mag show at Tompkins Square Library A bit of LES history Thanks to Armand A. Ruhlman for filming and NYPL.

Panel Discussion at Tompkins Square Library on November 9, 2019 - among contributors to the downtown/East Village Magazine, COVER

We love Tompkins Square Library! Events Friday and Saturday including an opening of LES photos on Friday evening.
12/04/2019
Third Annual East Village Arts Festival at Tompkins Square Library

We love Tompkins Square Library! Events Friday and Saturday including an opening of LES photos on Friday evening.

Join us December 6 and 7 for music performances, art activities for all ages, and a special exhibition from photographers James and Karla Murray, creators of the book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York." Check out details for both days!

11/24/2019

Cover writers Greg Masters, Val Oisteanu, Bina Sharif, Robert Morgan, featured at the closing of the Cover Magazine exhibit.

Hats off! The flag is passing by.
11/18/2019
Ambassadorial | Poets Reading The News

Hats off! The flag is passing by.

You look so put together sitting in front of the cameras. A phrase so unprofessional the poem may want to reject it. Let’s say poised instead. Sure of who you are, what you know. The President’s texting as you speak. Trying to unseat you. A month or so ago your mother died. A poet, you know, who...

"Talon" you.
11/12/2019

"Talon" you.

We have the submissions deadline in our planners. Do you?

Delano Dunn and Nicole Awai
11/10/2019

Delano Dunn and Nicole Awai

At the opening for "Catch and Release" a fabulous painting show of Carolanna Parlato at Morgan Lehman.
11/09/2019

At the opening for "Catch and Release" a fabulous painting show of Carolanna Parlato at Morgan Lehman.

Waving at you.
11/08/2019

Waving at you.

Steve Dalachinsky , from Issue 8, 2010. Waving at you.

TBT.
11/07/2019

TBT.

Peter Orlovsky, poet, 1933-2010.

Peter buddy,
You & I were friends more so than Allen.
We'd joke a lot.
We got beyond the poetry & circled round.
Anne Buchanan aka Anne Plymell
was your girl and then mine. Don't ask me why.
We traded off the way we'd be trading poems. A joint or two.
She became a subtext to a further history beyond mine
and then was lost. Just dropped off the planet.
Or the way we shared food,
shopping the moms-&-pops, as casual as that.
The Lower East Side
still the Lower East Side, gloomy in some respects.
And then when would we ever find the time to write?
We were too busy laughing, too busy living.
Parting ways also became a pastime to a history
we were so much a part of
we didn't pay much attention to,
like a pot of mint tea or stirring a chicken broth.
It was like we were inside each other's writing for a while.
Nothing was ever fated between us to continue,
even when we'd take a breather, now & then
we'd be passing through that seedy grungy Tompkins Square
on our way to somewhere else. Not a care
in the world. Let's sit down a while and share a laugh.
You couldn't even spell right! Ha-ha.
I'm getting to be more like you now!
It's summer now. No, it's fall.
The leaves of grass remain unquoted.
A street I've since forgotten, that far east.
Someone's long lost address.
A dream or two.


Gerard Malanga
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Peter Orlovsky in the cabin where he & his boyfriend
Allen Ginsberg lived. Cherry Valley, NY - 1975.
Photo (c) by Gerard Malanga

Thinking of you, Ula Einstein.
11/06/2019

Thinking of you, Ula Einstein.

Suspension Interruption Ambiguity - detail. Ula Einstein
#nycartist #parchmont #contemporaryart #mixedmedia

Steve Dalachinsky , from Issue 8, 2010. Waving at you.
11/05/2019

Steve Dalachinsky , from Issue 8, 2010. Waving at you.

11/05/2019
Poets Reading The News

All the News Turned into Poetry!

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Thank you LiVE MAG! http://livemag.org/issue_14/lori-ortiz/ My painting, seen in this issue, found a collector and a good home!
"How easy it is to make friends in Spain." Orwell proves his chops in this diary style account of the Spanish Civil War. Newly relevant as we face fresh Facism.
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