Wednesday, January 27, 2016

An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians

Nineteenth century Irish and Italian immigrants to New York were rivals who became family when they inter-married in the twentieth century. 

Paul Moses talks about his book An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York’s Irish and Italians
Recorded at Canios Books, Sag Harbor. 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Jules Feiffer - Out of Line

Author Martha Fay in the introduction to her book “Out of Line, the Art of Jules Feiffer” 

“Cartoonist, playwright, Jules Feiffer was born in the Bronx on the eve of the great depression, twin misfortunes of location and timing, in Feiffer’s judgement, except for the fact that the late 1920s and early 1930s were also the Golden Age of Comics.”

Jules Feiffer talked about his career and read from his work, collected in Out of Line,    at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor in June of this year.  

Jules Feiffer’s work is collected in the book Out of Line by Martha Fay, published in 2015 by Abrams. 

Martha Fay is an essayist and the author of several works of nonfiction, including A Mortal Condition and walking guides to New York City, Rome, and Tuscany. She lives in Brooklyn and Italy.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

O. Henry's Christmas Gift

"O. Henry's Christmas Gift" - A reading in the style of radio drama with Diana Heinlein and David Houston. Featured are "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Gift of the Magi", stories by O. Henry, the late 19th / early 20th century short story writer. O. Henry was one of America's greatest story tellers. His final collection was published in the year of his death, 1910. 

Recorded at Southampton's Rogers Memorial Library. Thanks to Yvette Postelle and Penny Wright of the library.

More info about David Houston's dramatic readings performed at schools and libraries can be found at

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East End Ink returns next Wednesday - same time - with Jules Feiffer reading from "Out of Line"

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Poets Yesenia Montilla "The Pink Box" and Kathy Engel

Today we present poet Yesenia Montilla reading from her collection “The Pink Box”
and poet Kathy Engel reading recent work. 

The program was recorded in October, 2015 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Yesenia Montilla’s The Pink Box was published by Willow Books, a division of Aquarius Press in 2015.

The Pink Box has been waiting for us. It has been waiting for our ears to see these poems, for our eyes to listen to them. Yesenia Montilla's poems cross fertilize space and time; linking the wilderness, the city, and an otherworld like a subway ride from uptown to downtown, cross town and back. Along the way, we don't just switch trains, we switch stations of desire: the Dominican Republic is the blues, Ayiti/Haiti is jazz, hip hop is abuelita. New York City begins on Hispaniola. Is it longing we hear? Or is it the crash of one island against another? Yes, there is yearning in these poems; for touch, for visibility, for a tongue not forgotten though not spoken, for bachata and merengue. And there is spirit; something unseen, called forth, like Dominican Gaga rooted in the bateyes, the sugar cane fields, of memory. Not only does Yesenia Montilla make a weaving of magic in these remarkable and tender poems, magic is its own holiness here. --Alexis De Veaux, author Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde & Yabo 

  Previous East End Ink programs include work by Yesenia Montilla and Kathy Engel:
Ms. Montilla’s poetry appeared in the chapbook For The Crowns of Your Head.

Kathy Engel’s work includes the poetry collection “Ruth’s Skirts” (from Ikon in 2007)

With Kamal Boulata she co-edited “We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon”.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ian Frazier: Travels in Siberia

Today we present New Yorker writer Ian Frazier reading from Travels in Siberia
and other work,  The program was recorded in May, 2014 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

Here is Ian Frazier.

Ian Frazier’s Travels in Siberia was published in 2010 by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux

Other work by Ian Frazier includes The Great Plains (1989) and On The Rez, (2000) also from Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

Ian Frazier read from his collection of humorous short stories GoneTo New York  
on east End Ink in 2011.