The Small Town Street Corner Racket

Sun, 09 August 2015 // 03:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

This long rant is a collection of stories, poems, fragments, scattered thoughts about growing up in between the edge of suburbia and the edge of urbanity. It traces the roots of a poet and raconteur from a young age in a small town in Queens, follows him through the 1980s, into rites of passages in the 1990s, and the growth and development of an artist and a poet. Some period music colors the set and it is the hope that some visual images might provide atmosphere. From barefoot in the streets with firecrackers overhead to playing music in Washington Square park, this dynamic piece of writing is hopefully unforgettable, funny, heartbreaking/breaking/warming and ultimately iconoclastic, defying all classification.