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PoetryView – Love in the Time of Coronavirus

PoetryView – Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Love-in-the-Time-of-Coronavirus.docx Love in the Time of Coronavirus by Sam Pierstorff, @njapoet Six feet feels like a hundred miles when handshakes are forbidden and high fives have been replaced by winks and head nods like we are all flirting inside a crowded bar, but the bar is our kitchen—the strangers are our neighbors walking past dusty […]

PoetryView – The Ill List

PoetryView – The Ill List

PoetryView Ill List Poetry Slam One of the most amazing nights of the year turns 15! Yes, the Ill List, where poets from all over the USA converge to go head to head in verbal poetry combat at the State Theatre produced by Sam Pierstorff and Ruhi Sheikh is an annual sold-out success and the […]

By December 1, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
All AgesView – Try Some Poetry

All AgesView – Try Some Poetry

AllAgesView By Sofia Johnson Happy August Modesto! I hope everyone is having a great summer and looking forward to the upcoming school year. Last month, I had the opportunity to watch a Poetry Slam “The Chill List” at the State Theater and it inspired me to write about the poetry scene right here in Modesto. […]

PoetryView – 26.2 Mile Run

PoetryView – 26.2 Mile Run

Dear 26.2-Mile Run by Sam Pierstorff, #NinjaPoet I have been drinking a lot lately, slugging shots of honey whiskey, watching you all night leaning over the bar, legs so long an airplane could land on your hamstrings. I want you more than you want me. We both know that. But still you flirt with your […]

By March 4, 2019 Read More →
MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series

MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series

MJC presents Sam Pierstorff in Positive People Speaker Series (Modesto, CA) – Sam Pierstorff, professor of English at MJC and former Poet Laureate for the City of Modesto, is the final spring semester presenter for MJC’s Positive People Speaker Series.  The free, public presentation is Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Student Learning […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →
Never Letting Go

Never Letting Go

Never Letting Go  by Dave Storm Far beyond the smoke and the haze. In the midst of the fire and the flames. Go our prayers for the lives that they save. For the ones, with their lives, that they gave. For the love that is selfless of blame. Because saving lives, is no game. It’s […]

By November 21, 2018 Read More →
Where We’re At

Where We’re At

Where We’re At By Dave Storm   The hot summer days drift away in a craze, As the cool windy breeze, blows the leaves from the trees. Where the fowls of the air, sing abroad everywhere. To remind us that ‘fall’ is now near. For fall is a time, that we all can embrace. When […]

By October 1, 2018 Read More →
Graffiti-Con Review in Prose

Graffiti-Con Review in Prose

Graffiti-Con Review By Dave Storm Well hello loyal readers of “MView” It is I Dave Storm, staying IN-TUNE. IN-TUNE with our readers In tune with our town. In tune with tomorrow Everywhere, all around. Let’s start up our engines And stomp on the gas. And color our worlds, With Comic-Art flash. Steering our way, through aisles of […]

By July 20, 2018 Read More →
AllAgesView – Ready to “Rock”

AllAgesView – Ready to “Rock”

AllAgesView By Leia Johnson 2018 is going to rock. Between The Shire Community Space soon opening downtown and the Mother Lode Mineral Society’s Rock and Gem Show occurring in early March, there are a lot of exciting things coming up in our area! The Shire is an incredible venue that has supported local musicians, artist […]

By February 18, 2018 Read More →
Bad Seed An Album Come Alive

Bad Seed An Album Come Alive

“BAD SEED: An Album Come Alive” Music by Mattea Overstreet Written by Summer Krafft Directed by Traci Sprague A passion project for all involved, this ONE WEEKEND ONLY event started with Mattea’s debut EP, BAD SEED, released in June of 2017, which sparked a narrative for her long-time friend and collaborator, Summer Krafft. She wrote […]

By January 29, 2018 Read More →
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 →