Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Only Three Things Grownups Do Better Than Kids Press

Some news:
"Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat and announced today that he will run in 2010 as a Democrat, according to a statement he released this morning.

Specter's decision would give Democrats a 60 seat filibuster proof majority in the Senate assuming Democrat Al Franken is eventually sworn in as the next senator from Minnesota. (Former senator Norm Coleman is appealing Franken's victory in the state Supreme Court.)"--The Washington Post

Hey, that sounds good to me.

Some old news from 1975 you may not have heard of:
Operation Babylift was the name given to the mass evacuation of children from South Vietnam to the United States and other countries (including, for example, Australia, France, and Canada) at the end of the Vietnam War (see also the Fall of Saigon), during April 1975. By the final American flight out of South Vietnam, over 3,300 infants and children had been evacuated although the actual number has been variously reported. Thousands of children were airlifted from Vietnam and adopted by families around the world.


Friday I heard some great poets (um, unfortunately/fortunately they were standing behind 3 lamps so they look more like angels than poets):
Daniel Lin

Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Chris Hosea

Heather Green

Barry Schwabsky


Also, Coney Island & waiting for subways to take us away from Coney Island:

Sometimes readings turn into pirate readings.

Ok, tomorrow no more people-photos. Only glorious photos of new chapbooks that have come out.


elisabeth said...

that's quite the backdrop for a pirate reading.

Julia Cohen said...

high seas

Nightingale said...

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