Dear Members of This Time That Was Now:


Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its 7th & most likely final remote event of the Fall 2020 season, 2 weeks before the changing of the yearly guard signals our desire to utter proclamations of change on a personal, cultural and national level - will we dance more in 2021? Laugh more? Tell the powers to be to kiss our asses more or be content to kiss a little more ass? Maybe we'll just kiss more in general!!! Ahh lovely - the nail biting decisions on what to decree... well, don't worry about it for now, rather please tune into these 4 fresh voices as we move out of the past and into the fuuuture Thursday, December 17th at 9:00 PM EST ( 8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:0PST, 5:00AST, 4:00 HST) 

Eli Briskin use to drive a hovercraft around the capitol before E planted tulip pomes in evening gardens so now we get to watch them bloom while the world changes in ways we don't realize are petals that will one day fall too
 

Aditi Machado  -   makes a salad, dances with the Mackay of Nat, dials MFK Dream Cake up & invites Lorine N to lick the myth while dining on the contents of a granite pail full of freshly foraged mushrooms all the while writing out a list of quietly loud lyrical huzzah 
 

John Sakkis' Pomes skateboard down your curved plywood off-ramp into on-coming traffic only to ride right over the roof of bewildered commuters as he zigs and zags leftward around California PD remote control flashing whip-lights
 

Don Yorty-    takes long walks in the real gone world and on premeditated hyperspace jags into the internets of logomania where his work-a-day presence is much appreciated for its easy grace throughout the most difficult of times
 
As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 9:00 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening. 

And please don't forget to support UNNAMEABLE BOOKS the amazing book store who is our live host! You can find them here at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn's Burgeoning Prospect Heights 11-7 ... 2 customers at a time or go to https://unnameablebooks.square.site to purchase the latest, greatest & past books from these fantastic poets...I was just there yesterday with Jed and my oh my was it soooooo nice to be in a real bookstore looking at real books not just sugar coated confection

Feel free to forward any questions our way.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll, 

X's to your O's
Jeffrey Joe Nelson
Jed Shahar

 Dear Warriors of Change:



Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its 6th remote event of the Fall 2020 season, a month after we the people signalled our desire for change on a national level here we be again, shrouded in the not so mysterious vicinities of our homes, so please welcome some fresh voices into your lives & tune in Thursday, December 3rd at 9:00 PM EST ( 8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:0PST, 5:00AST, 4:00 HST) to hear four voices celebrating / modulating longed-for change 

Dana Burns Believes soon we shall see pheromones become obsolete, for when life is school we become schooled by life, obsessively conversing  about the idea of conversing, exposing ourselves to the weirdness of the world.
 

Danielle Dutton  -   Sprawls out into the world as nature consumes the prairie, reviving the landscape within her work to the Bluest of Blues, creating a living pattern of made up characters who exist outside the popular factor as Yarrow or Sweet Flag or Hyssop or Jack in the Pulpit or Wild Garlic against an infinity of textile eyes.
 

Peter Bushyeager's Pomes have a sensitive skin all their own like prototypes for imagined cities full of poetry bakeries, each one is a kind of tea bag full of fragrant verbs & adjectives, a stream of lively gossip that’s so out there, you just want to take it with you on your quest to the far cry outward bound.
 

Darcie Dennigan-    makes an orchard as a hedge against the invisible poisons in the water & air, a kind of Hotel Splendid where we can weather the storms wrought by our technological creed in a forever valley of lush poetic prose.
 
As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 9:00 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening. 

And please don't forget to support UNNAMEABLE BOOKS the amazing book store who is our live host! You can find them here at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn's Burgeoning Prospect Heights 11-7 ... 2 customers at a time or go to https://unnameablebooks.square.site to purchase the latest, greatest & past books from these fantastic poets

Feel free to forward any questions our way.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll, 

X's to your O's
Jeffrey Joe Nelson
Jed Shahar

 

Dear Peoploids Awaiting The Transition:


Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its 5th remote event of the Fall 2020 season, and now that we've had a chance to celebrate the making of history with our 1st Female Vice President - I sure hope  these 4 fabulous poets will help carry the torch of change further on Thursday, November 19th at 9:00 PM EST ( 8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:0PST, 5:00AST, 4:00 HST) to hear four voices celebrating / inciting longed-for change 

Sara Larsen Dear audience fold up your folding chairs & get ready to dance the red paw-paw somnambulist prayer with Sara Larsen who loves the dance to see & be part of the cosmic movement rising & falling with all famous revolutions
 

Jeremy Kennedy-   believes there’s a wrong time for everything, that being said – count yr dressings & get on the Free Flyer you're about to be BEglitched, tho at least you aren’t on the Cry List (not tonight, not for the next hour anyway)  & just to make sure! He’s sending each & everyone of us a great big remote poetry hug!!! 
 

Joyelle McSweeneyTakes the Night Boat to Arachne were she researches our history of transformation, discovering toxins have contributed to the resiliency of our kind, this knowledge enables her to fashion an art out of the catastrophic, an art for this new-old age, an art where red birds signify a path away from Mars & the songs of Dead Youths light the way for detecting traps so let the spell be cast
 

Rod Roland -   Believes why do it, if it doesn’t feel good. We will, we will, we will, we wheel, will feel more, will feel more, we’ll feel more, wheel feel. Well, right words know isolation just as we have endured isolation for the better or worse half of a year, tuning us like bees to a fork of pollen, struck from the hive, O the honey dew knows too, Rod's words be ripe for your ears to grow sweat tears.
 
As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 9:00 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening. 

And please don't forget to support UNNAMEABLE BOOKS the amazing book store who is our live host! You can find them here at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn's Burgeoning Prospect Heights 11-7 most days (but not Tuesdays)... 2 customers at a time or go tohttps://unnameablebooks.square.site to purchase the latest, greatest & past books from these fantastic poets

Feel free to forward any questions our way.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll, 

X's to your O's
Jeffrey Joe Nelson
Jed Shahar

 Dear (inter)Nation(al) of Poetry:



Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its 4th remote event of the Fall 2020 season, and perhaps by the time we convene over Zoom we'll have something to celebrate concerning this achingly nerve wrenching National Presidential Season- I sure hope so...and most likely these 4 fabulous poets do too, so please tune in Thursday, November 5th at 9:00 PM EST ( 8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:0PST, 5:00AST, 4:00 HST) to hear four voices celebrating / inciting longed-for change 

Rae Armantrout Rae knows it is not easy to find truth these days, but it’s dangerous to stop trying. What we see, hear, read all must be weighed & challenged: some like Rae make the most of the challenge through their poetry.  So Conjure the change you seek as you listen to her work & look away from these myriad faces into a blank space of your own, Wobbling a bit in the darkness of Itself, knowing you are not alone.
 

Anna Gurton-Wachter -   First of all don’t double cross Anna or you may wind up with a bad-good case of Annaness, a syndrome the Russians are only now too-late realizing may be a real detriment to the future of capitalism: The Way She Feels in her Utopian New Rules, a true believer in a conduit of exceedingly brilliant orange that settles in wonderfully after a hard rain, leaving you feeling Simply Grand.
 

Carla Harrymanknows writing is an anti-authoritarian elsewhere knocking up against the abrasive here to punch a hole in NOW.  A bubble can leak but writing can patch the seams where Troll reality seeps thru & so the relationship of History to Now is volatile & ever-changing, a conversation with terror, plenitude & hope. Writing is an aspect of conversation as conversation is an aspect of writing, so by all means feel free to join the conversation via these pomes.
 

Lena Rose-Walker -   knows that letting go of your job, apartment, relationship & city can be just the thing you need to do, necessitating a larger letting go, abandoning a shit ton of delusion to collide with one another to form a lexical lasagna where interior language does not support exterior experience as yet, and yet they become garbled together in a delicious poetry cuisine saving us from Troll night, savoring our melodious differences. 
 
As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 9:00 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening. 

And please don't forget to support UNNAMEABLE BOOKS the amazing book store who is our live host! You can find them here at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn's Burgeoning Prospect Heights 11-7 most days (but not Tuesdays)... 2 customers at a time or go tohttps://unnameablebooks.square.site to purchase the latest, greatest & past books from these fantastic poets

 

Dear Citizen's On Alert:


Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its 3rd remote event of the Fall 2020 season, and we're just in time for nerve wracking buid-up to the National Presidential election next week - will it be a day of comeuppance for our Troll of State? Will we wish we'd moved to Canada years ago? Will there be massive tectonic shifting? Well, whatever does happen next Tuesday will be something for the books and poets love books like oxygen so hopefully we'll be dancing with the muse. For the time being however lets hear what these four fantastic poets have to say about their own personal states and perhaps ours as well... so, Please take a chance this  Thursday, October 29th at 9:00 PM EST ( 8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:0PST, 5:00AST, 4:00 HST) with four thrilling voices for the eve before all Hallow's Eve  that will have you,hopefully looking forward to a huge change as October burns towards a new beginning by celebrating an ending

Wanda Phipps wakes late morning in her Brooklyn pad or perhaps she’s been traveling between worlds and is in Ukraine again or in a yurt near the shores of gorgeous Lake Baikal in the Siberian hinterland. Her desires fill a field of wanting with a thousand wake-up calls transformed into used bicycle parts to form a Calder-like menagerie pedaling into the wind, traveling through time & soft space.
 

Jackson Meazle-  knows when you pay more for an automobile than it cost Columbus to make his first voyage to America, well, that’s politics – any dang thing can be political, ya’ll just try to use a simple word like Vertebra, and as you listen to Jackson’s pomes no one will blame you for going into an inspired secret dream or writing your own Zoom Sonnet.

Lillian Bertramknows most of would like to reverse disaster after human disaster by becoming aware of the teleportation devices inherent in your imagination and while you are at it value the intangible quality of Lillian’s pomes as you contemplate the perfect cinnamon roll hiking through the mountains of your bookshelves.
 

Tongo Eisen-Martin -  knows it’s not about weaponizing poetry like they weaponize children in schools but about being able to use a poem as an icepick to chip off the ice each of us, a chip of the old block, naw, but to chip off the layers of icy insulation that keep us from seeing feeling what’s really going on out there, so let new modes of thought energize you now.  

As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 9:00 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening. 

And please don't forget to support UNNAMEABLE BOOKS the amazing book store who is our live host! You can find them here at 600 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn's Burgeoning Prospect Heights 11-7 most days (but not Tuesdays)... 2 customers at a time or go tohttps://unnameablebooks.square.site to purchase the latest, greatest & past books from these fantastic poets

Feel free to forward any questions our way.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll, 

X's to your O's
Jeffrey Joe Nelson
Jed Shahar

P.S. I know there be some letters missing from this poster and 1 or 2 need to amended entirely & while I will send an edited version out tomorrow or THurs I needs to send this one out tonite - so please forgive, keep calm, carry on & thank you in advance for your patience & understandin'

 

Dear October's Children:


Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its 2nd remote event of the Fall 2020 season, and we're just in time for the lush wetness and cool winds of Autumn to at least make us feel thankful for indoor restrictions. Please take a chance this  Thursday, October 15th at 9:00 PM EST ( 8:00 CST, 7:00 MST, 6:0PST, 5:00AST, 4:00 HST) with four mysterious voices from the poetry past-present-future continuum that will have you looking at your Halloween candy differently . 

Farnoosh Fahtiunderstands implicitly attention In its highest form is the same thing as prayer so if you want to live like a dream don’t pay such close attention to the awful details rather, look out for the beauty in smallest of aspects learning to die as we live, a revolution of reading to listen.  

Michelle Whittaker- senses that stones formerly known as lovers are just as capable of floating as they are sinking. After visiting 30 hospitals in 2 hours the eyes are likely to see stardust as no longer the elusive sightings of skywatchers & mariners but as the element we are all composed

Sheryl Hollandknows the philistines have long ago captured our means of production. Dollar bills are like blossoms in the Springtime to them but that hasn’t stopped Sheryl from writing pomes. Far from it, as rather than bemoan nostalgia for our old cultural freedoms Sheryl’s pomes forge ahead into the new

Edmund Berrigan -  hears the nameless voies crying for kindness among the irresolute clutter of cosmopolitan decay.

He swaps spit with degraded language mixing with diversified peoples amid an urban landscape In fragmentary & privileged ways but always with a sense of lust for the other dimension.


As last Season an email detailing the Zoom log-in info will be sent to guests an hour or two beforehand. Once you log-on there will be a short wait while your email is verified. The "live" event will begin at 9:00 EST with a brief meet n' greet, followed by the convocation, leading us to the 1st reader of the evening. 

Feel free to forward any questions our way.
Looking forward to seeing ya'll, 

X's to your O's
Jeffrey Joe Nelson
Jed Shahar

 


Remotely Personal GREETINGS FALL 2020 Lineup

 

The second half of the Greetings Readings Series’ 21st Season begins with the widespread nostalgia for the prior normal as the new normal continues to keep us from congregating in the wonderful backyard white rock garden of Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave., in Brooklyn. The upside is that now we’re able to invite poets far outside the five boroughs of New York City to read with us, expanding our community while most of us remain in the comfort of our homes. In attempting to adjust to the new parameters for social & literary interaction we’ve been graced with poets from all around the country participating in Remotely Personal Greetings for the second season in a row. All events start at 9:30pm E.S.T. with a meet n’ greet. Performances begin shortly thereafter and audience members will have a password emailed to them that evening allowing them to log on to our Zoom handle and both be seen (if they choose) & listen in on the many terrific readings scheduled. All performances are free.

 

1. October 1 …   Gabrielle Civil, Andrew Choate, & Filip Full Moon Marinovich

 

2. October 15 …  Farnoosh Fahti, Eddie Berrigan, Michelle Whittaker, & Sheryl Holland

 

3. October 29 …   Jackson Meazle, Wanda Phipps, Tongo Eisen-Martin & Lillian Bertram

 

4. November 5 …   Rae Armantrout, Carla Harryman, Anna Gurton-Wachter, & Lena Rose Impellizzeri Weiss-Walker

 

5. November 19…  Sara Larsen, Jeremy Kennedy, Joyelle McSweeny & Rod Roland

 

6. December 3…  Danielle Dutton, Peter Bushyeager, Darcie Dennigan & Dana Burns

 

7. December 17…  Aditi Machado, Don Yorty & Eli Briskin

 

Thank you all so much for your gracious support of Unnameable Greetings Readings in the past! Hope to see as many old & new faces during this upcoming season. If any other information is needed please email Jeffrey Joe Nelson:jeffreyjoenelson@gmail.com or Jed Shahar: jedshahar@gmail.com


Unnameable Books is physically open from 11-7, 6 days a week with 2 patrons allowed inside at a time. Unnameable will order the latest books from the above poets so if possible please support Unnameable Books by going online: unnameablebooks.square.site and ordering books directly from them. Thank you for your continuing support of one of Brooklyn’s best sources for new & used poetry.