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Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence

Love in Dead Silence Special Guest Writer Shannon Carmack Mize Center Stage Conservatory is what community theatre is all about. It is located in the basement theater of the City Center downtown on J street. You’ve probably passed the building hundreds of times without ever even thinking about what was going on inside. You can […]

By April 17, 2017 Read More →
PoetryView -Why I Don’t Write Love Poems

PoetryView -Why I Don’t Write Love Poems

PoetryView by Sam Pierstorff Why I Don’t Write Love Poems There’s always the concern that you’re thinking more about her than she is about you. Before bed, her face brushes across the dark canvas of your thoughts. In the morning, she is reflected in the chrome face of the toaster. Her breasts appear in the […]

By January 31, 2016 Read More →
Poetry View  – Dear 2015

Poetry View – Dear 2015

Dear 2015 by Sam Pierstorff You were not my first year, and you will certainly not be my last, but as far as years go, you were the worst. You brought us “man buns” and Donald Trump. You let ISIS wreak havoc in Paris and San Bernardino. You let the Patriots win another Super Bowl […]

By January 3, 2016 Read More →
PoetryView – Let the Games Begin

PoetryView – Let the Games Begin

Let The Games Begin by Sam Pierstorff This is for the first letter learned—etched with a fist around a blunt pencil, circling the page like a tornado. His name is Oscar, and these are his Os, drawn like targets or springs bouncing across a page. And this is for Violet, her Vs like empty sugar […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
PoetryView

PoetryView

Gardening with my Son By Sam Pierstorff Parent, Husband, MJC English Professor, Poetry Slam Star, Ninja Poet, Reverend, and Poet Laureate Today we plant plum trees, and you are dragging my pickaxe by its splintered handle because it weighs as much as you do. The rusty end etches tangerine lines across the concrete as you […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
PoetryView – Dear New Year

PoetryView – Dear New Year

PoetryView By Sam Pierstorff Dear New Year, Forgive me, for I have sinned. It’s been one year since my last resolution, but still I keep making them and breaking them. No more chocolate in 2014 lasted six days. The no-gossip New Year of 2013 died the day after we partied all night, and my colleague […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →
PoetryView – The Road to Mt. Midoriyama

PoetryView – The Road to Mt. Midoriyama

Poetry View by Sam Pierstorff The Road to Mt. Midoriyama by Sam Pierstorff, #NinjaWarriorPoet If you want to be an American Ninja Warrior then wait. Wait until you are out of the shadows of your twenties when you hid in bars and libraries and went to bed drunk on poetry. Wait until your thirties, until […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
Poetry and Jazz

Poetry and Jazz

  Poetry and Jazz Jazz&BluesView By Eric Benson Well we all survived the MAMA Awards and a few surprises as usual. Gallo Center for the Arts was voted the best venue to see live music at to many of the audience’s surprise. The Gallo, although a state of the art venue that caters to a […]

By November 1, 2011 1 Comments Read More →
Interview- Sam Pierstorff

Interview- Sam Pierstorff

Sam Pierstorff By Chris Murphy   Words are so very powerful.  They can hurt, they can heal, they can demean and they can elevate. I am in awe of people that can pull the depths of emotion up with simple words and phrases.   I can easily get lost in the literary imagery of what I […]

By September 28, 2011 3 Comments Read More →