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.  


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ted Rall - Snowden

Today we present political cartoonist and author Ted Rall talking about his graphic novel Snowden about the NSA whistle blower Edward Snowden.

Here is Ted Rall as recorded last month at the Amagansett, New York Free Library.  

Mr. Rall answered questions from the audience:

The full Q&A session is here

Snowden was published by Seven Stories Press in September 2015. 

Other published works by Ted Rall work include:

After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You As Honored Guests: Unembedded in Afghanistan (2013 by Farrar, Strauss Giroux


Silk Road to Ruin: Why Central Asia is the Next Middle East from graphic novel publisher NBM

Ted Rall’s cartoons and commentaries are on-line at


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bill Henderson - Cathedral: An Illness and a Healing

Bill Henderson, founding editor of the Pushcart Prize reads from his memoir

Cathedral: An Illness and a Healing
One man's quest to build a small stone cathedral despite the odds.

He was recorded in December 2014 at Canios Books, Sag Harbor.

He was introduced by Canio’s Kathryn Szoka.

Listen here

Mr. Henderson is the founding editor of The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. Published yearly and distributed by W.W. Norton.

His work includes Cathedral published in 2014 by PushcartPress,and All My Dogs, A Life, published by Godine in 2011