Talking Earth Anthology: Poems by Ric Vrana Ric Vrana appears regularly in numerous venues and open mics in the Portland poetry scene and his work has been published in several local anthologies and zines. His early days of stand-up poetry were done in Seattle where he found himself at the beginning of the long running Red Sky Poetry Theater in the early 1980s. He fell in with a bad crowd, and after a long slog through graduate school became a professor of Geography in Portland. After some disagreeable business with the dean, however, he found himself a job where he works as a planner, and, upon being called back up to be an adjunct in another part of the university, continues to te
DK Holm, film reviewer for http://vanvoice.com/film_tv , talks about the new releases Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, starring Gary Oldman, and The Adventures of Tintin, a stop motion animated feature, directed by Steven Spielberg. And, Fortunato joins in with some thoughts on the proposed feature film to be adapted from the BBC's long running science fiction TV series, Doctor Who.
Poets Carlos Reyes and Henry Hughes read and speak with host Barbara LaMorticella on Talking Earth Monday Night November 21, from 10-11 PM. Reyes reads from his new book, The Book of Shadows, New & Selected poems; and Hughes shares his own poetry and poetry from the new anthology he's edited, The Art of Angling: Poems About Fishing.
DK Holm, film reviewer <www.vanvoice.com> recommends the upcoming release of the DVD version of 12 Angry Men(1957), starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Weston, Martin Balsam, and Jack Klugman. Fortunato offers up the new release staring Johnny Depp, The Rum Diary. Which is based on an early novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Also, announcements of upcoming screenings of films by Sergei Eisenstein and F.W. Murnau.
Talking Earth Anthology: Four poems from Sometimes Subversive by Robert A. Davies. Now in his 80s, Robert Davies maintains the perpetually fresh approach to his work of the true artist. His five collections of poetry have ranged from poems about his acre of land in the tiny forest town of Timber to poems about caring for AIDS patients, war, and urban inequalities. In his latest book, Sometimes Subversive, published in 2009, he casts a wise eye on the society around him and on the most essential people and events of his own life.