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The other day, I read a poem whose beginning I didn’t quite like. But, it was weird enough to keep me hooked to its very last line, which made me laugh out loud and reread the poem several times, appreciating it more and more with each go. 322 more words


Paul Violi, reading at Pace University in 2010. The Counterman is a fun and great poem.

Still Life with Book, Papers and Inkwell by Francois Bonvin, 1876 Oil on zinc.

Best of 2012 Roundup

2012 was a big year for my writing career and while it’s long gone, I’m still reveling in my own personal highlights (what else is there to do really) and you should too. 112 more words


Review of Overnight by Paul Violi - Published in Italian Americana Summer 2010 issue

    In his eleventh book of poems, Overnight, Paul Violi experiments with what a poem can be.

He sets up everyday happenings as the basis for poems and then constructs it w/ the unusual as in his poem “Counterman” where in the first part, the counterman keeps not hearing what the customer doesn’t want on his roast beef sandwich and then the next order is given artistic pretensions… 316 more words


Poetry tapes online thanks to The Poetry Project

“The show, which took place in 1978-79 on public access TV, was produced by Poetry Project stalwarts Greg Masters, Gary Lenhart, David Herz, Didi Susan Dubelyew, Daniel Krakauer, Bob Rosenthal and Rochelle Kraut,” 29 more words


The Grammarians Toast Paul Violi

Poet and McGhee adjunct professor Paul Violi died April 2, 2011, leaving many New York City creative writing students mourning their beloved professor. Those who wish to hear Violi’s work and share memories are invited to Dixon Place (161 Chrystie St.) on Friday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. 160 more words


R.I.P. Paul Violi (July 20, 1944-April 3, 2011).

Poetry has lost an honored voice and ambassador with the passing of Paul Violi.

I, that inverted exclamation point, met Paul once about a decade ago after a lecture at the New School.

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