Dear Cherry Blossoms:


Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its fourth remote event of the Spring 2021 season. Time to pick ourselves of that carpet of cheery blossoms fallen from budding branches & walk right into our nearest councilperson's storefront & demand they do something about police brutality, racial profiling, gun licenses, intellectual property of vaccines, racist & discriminatory practices, just to name a few alarms. Thus what better time to stretch your arms and legs and let your senses imbibe the scents of new life everywhere. So after a wondrous day of voicing your protests against continuing political reactionism, vibe to the drum of mother nature reawakening, we invite ya'll to tune in to these 4 writers listening to the world through their words on  Thursday, May 6th at 8:30 PM EST ( 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30PST, 4:30AST, 3:30 HST) 

DeJuan Carter-Woodard  Realizes the collective will to change often needs a catalyst to set the wheels of social & cultural evolution in motion. While bleeding between the bars or being tasered to death at the border has moved many of us to call for action in dismantling a system of injustice & incarceration that has increasingly become one of profit & less of rehabilitation (if it ever was that) we must create a language seeking to deconstruct preconceived notions of who is placed behind bars, why & what happens once they’re embedded within the penal system. 
 
Andrew Joron-     Understands that antonyms abound & where we have antonyms we have multiple levels of meaning, a discourse wherein the layered black squares of George Braque can be reconfigured by Reverdy’s roll of the dice & the formations of new word patterns leading to new world views can lead us to questions without easy answers, all the more worth pursuing.

Adrienne Oliver knows the finished line is never truly, truly finished. The pome grows along with us, it’s line stretching out as our limbs experience more of the world & not just the trauma of living but the tresses of womanhood & the truth that untangling hair can bring to the littlest rock in the circle of being or the biggest wave on the wide ocean's stage
 
Seema Reza  Is fully aware We Are Not Done Yet – for the work of the pome & the poet, the work of the human to build community thru works of art is ever afoot. As a teaching artist she knows that when the world breaks open we must place all our constellations of half-lives to work, not just to illuminate the ever encroaching night but to reveal the beauty within darkness
 

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 8:30 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 All Seekers Of Happiness:


Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its second remote event of the Spring 2021 season. After any winter or extended period spent indoors it's natural to want to feel sunshine upon your limbs, even if like Bataille you feel the sun is a cosmic anus, it makes sense to seek happiness and getting some glorious sunshine on the face certainly helps to feel like Spring is finally here. So if you've got the time & the notion split an atom, parse a sentence, question the Truth & imbibe the neighborhood by tuning into these 3 West Coast sun-soaked voices as we move out of the Draconian past and into feeling the many possible futures  Thursday, April 8th at 8:30 PM EST ( 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30PST, 4:30AST, 3:30 HST) 

Josiah Alderete   takes the seeds he found in mother’s kitchen, these seeds of our art keep us grounded in this world of shifting reality sandwiches as our words and thoughts drift to & fro from the land of our Abuelas to the pathways we currently walk, mixing language of ancestor's tongue with languages swirling ahora like salamanders traveling from water to terra to vines of poetry wine   
 
Garrett Caples -   Is in the who’s who of special who’s the city shines a light on when the who who makes other poet's who’s more possible . Who is that you ask glancing casually askance at a highschool yearbook from 1938. O the vibrations shaking the hills! O ectomorphic delight! A rapturous erotic ekstasis narcotica is sure to follow so listen closely for the pop smoke of Arcana    
 
Mimi Tempestt --  Knows in her bones it is true as surely as Discovery's universe of Gerorgio and Burnham that black women are gods and not the mules of colonized worlds so take care of the queens that drag, take care of the que of ears, celebrate queer dears, the stags that make our hidden talents shine not hidden no more, but bidden into the light upon a stage from foot to medicinal herbs healing words and song galore
 
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 8:30 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 Buds of New Life:


Remotely Personal Greetings is hosting its season opener for its first remote event of the Spring 2021 season. We've been living in the new year now for 3 months and after a 4-year long Winter it feels like Spring is finally here. So if you've got the time & the notion split a rock, explore the margins, dig the truth & drink in some kulture by tuning into these 3 fresh voices as we move out of the claustrophobic past and into the feeling free fuuuture Thursday, March 25th at 8:30 PM EST ( 7:30 CST, 6:30 MST, 5:30PST, 4:30AST, 3:30 HST) 

Purvi Shah  Is a charter member of the sunshine brigade who’s messages personal & professional often sing across the screen as if a songbird inhabited the space between reading & knowing, between hearing & understanding, creating a genre of empathic poetry & movement law weaving its way between ideas bigger than the mayor but like a small foldable box with the residue of pecan pie  when properly assembled can take you on a trip beyond the here & now, even while revealing the here & now as something other than you thought it was, providing new facets for the sun to reflect. 
 

Joshua Beckman -  Has been known to wear nice hats while he goes Salamun fishing along the many streams of knowing this world has to offer in between interpreting the changing rules of Poker and preaching the gospel of New Haven non-reality, he has come to understand that eventually all our time has come, whether viewed from a worm on the inside of an apple or the stylus of a multiphonic system after the morning oxidizes his pomes, a blue paradise may be visible like the story of your last afternoon on earth  
 

Sophia Dahlin -Is a bard with a hand in the bay leading out to the sea and a heal in the sweep of land flowing back eastwards to banana bread caves over Iowa fields and down the Delaware river sowing pomes & seeds of sumptuous knowing as she goes. Sophia’s pomes like her muse's heart are fearlessly wet & helplessly compelled to move us asunder as we slide into the cool mountain views of rivers & lakes & the bodies of another & another & another. 
 
 
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 8:30 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 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