...In-between sets from poet Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow

July 31, 2013

Witnesses Report Superhero Seen Flying Over Main Street!

Just in time for summer’s end – two new “SUPER DAN COMICS QUESTION BOX SERIES” poems in the gorgeous new issue of THE MAIN STREET RAG. Volume 18, Number 3, Summer 2013. This issue is so cool it has an outer and inner front cover, both poignant and engaging, particularly as played off one another. 

Find out how a mere mortal can make a superhero speechless AND stupefied, simultaneously, all on the basis of a gingerly-placed, albeit spectacular, sofa. 

Then find out how a superhero can kick a mere mortal’s ass in the “just do it” department.

Martha Schulzinger’s take: “I really enjoyed SUPER DAN COMICS QUESTION BOX SERIES #24. A lot. I've read it a couple of times and I feel I can identify with Super Dan on that quite a lot. SDC #40 is very inspiring. As I read it, I feel Super Dan is inspiring us to take action, action we may not want to take. It's hard work, but we can do it.” 

In some circles, “SDC #40” is affectionately referred to as The Closer.

Thrilled to be pagewise side-by-side with the gifted poet and critic Bill Christophersen, in addition to a bevy of first-rate poets, including Roy Bentley and John Guzlowski.

Many thanks to publisher/editor M. Scott Douglass for his astute, dedicated and guiding care in constructing this special summer issue as well as the full body of fiction, poetry, interviews and artwork constituting The Main Street Rag Magazine and Publishing Company since 1997. 

July 18, 2013

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

I’m so honored to share that I have been commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art to create poetry in conjunction with the Museum’s superb fall exhibitions, Narrow Road to the Interior: contemporary Japanese artists, and, Julianne Swartz: How Deep Is Your

SMoCA’s gala event, “ART OUT LOUD: POETRY IN THE GALLERIES,” will be held Thursday evening, December 5, at 7PM

It will be an outstanding celebration of poetry and art and everyone is invited to attend! I am very excited to participate in this wonderful occasion.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 -
JANUARY 12, 2014
Narrow Road to the Interior, takes readers on a pilgrimage—both worldly and immaterial. The artists in this exhibition also evoke the idea of earthly and spiritual passage in paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations using elemental materials such as wood, paper, ash, minerals and ink.

OCTOBER 12, 2013 - 
JANUARY 26, 2014 
Acclaimed for her unique blend of high and low-tech materials, artist Julianne Swartz often makes the ephemeral presence of the viewer fundamental to her work. Her art quietly celebrates contradictions and dichotomies that invite us to slow down and sharpen our senses.

I’ll be participating in this event with a few other poets whose names I don’t know yet. As soon as I do, I’ll certainly post them here on the blog. In November, my fellow poets and I will be attending a private introductory tour with the Museum’s Associate Curator in order to become acquainted with the exhibitions and to select the particular artworks on which we will be basing our poems. So thrilling!

Save the Date! Please come join in the festivities. 
Thursday, December, 5, 2013.  7PM.