Friday, June 27, 2008

Bryan Appleyard: Author of 8 books, Award winning journalist, Columnist for The Sunday Times

From Bryan's Bio: “Born Manchester. Educated Bolton School and King’s College. Cambridge. Degree in English. At The Times as Financial News Editor and Deputy Arts Editor from 1976 to 1984. Freelance journalist ever since. Three times won Feature Writer of the Year and twice commended in the British Press Awards. Have contributed to, among others, Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Spectator, Times Literary Supplement, The Tablet, New York Times, Vanity Fair etc. I am currently a special feature writer, commentator, reviewer and columnist for The Sunday Times. My books are: The Culture Club: Crisis in the Arts, Richard Rogers: a biography, The Pleasures of Peace: Art and Imagination in Postwar Britain, Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man, The First Church of the New Millennium: a novel, Brave New Worlds: Genetics and the Human Experience (winner of a medical writing prize whose name I cannot remember); Aliens: Why They Are Here and How to Live forever or Die Trying. I have lectured, debated or taught numerous universities, including Boston, St Andrews, Glasgow, Leeds, Cambridge, Oxford, Trinity College, Dublin, London, Liverpool John Moores, Architectural Association, Glasgow School of Architecture and I have been a fellow of the World Economic Forum.”.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gypsy Art Show welcomes new affiliate, Progressive Blend Radio

Gypsy Art Show can currently be heard on Progressive Blend Radio in the "Stuper Tuesday" slot!!! That's Tuesday at 4:00 a.m, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST and 12:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. EST on Saturday and Sunday.
This week features interviews of peaceworkers in Iraq.
Please stop by and give support by listening to this daring progressive (politically and otherwise) internet radio station located at
To hear a live introductory interview on Progressive Blend Radio go to and it will begin to play automatically when the page loads.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Allen Taylor: Iraq War Vet, Poet, Creator of World Class Poetry Toolbar

Allen says, “While in Iraq, I had a little bit of extra free time on my hands during the summer months and I began to work on the World Class Poetry Toolbar. Also, during the time that I was deployed I managed to write quite a few poems that I am slowly compiling into a book. My wife and I now run an Internet marketing company and I manage the writing process for a team of writers who provide original online content for webmasters who need to build up their web sites.” To Download your World Class Poetry Toolbar click here: You will have instant access to many poetry blogs, poetry radio stations, publications, reviews, etc.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Iraq Yak with RN and activist, Carla Mercado

In April of last year Carla and I accepted an invitation from Texans for Peace to be a part of a delegation to Jordan. The purpose of the trip was to meet with a variety of Iraqi refugees and to learn firsthand the difficulties they face. Our delegation also met with non-governmental organizations that provide aid to Iraq.

Carla and I are both RNs, humanitarians and activists.

To read a published journal of my experiences visit

Url for podcast:
You may also listen from the Player on the right side of this page.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Kelly Cherry: Poet and Author

Equally masterful at poetry, fiction, and the essay, Kelly Cherry has published eleven works of poetry, eight of fiction, five of nonfiction, and two dramatic translations. Her collection Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems was published by Louisiana State University Press in 2007. Some of her works include: The Globe and the Brain: On Place in Fiction (Chapbook, 2006); History, Passion, Freedom, Death, and Hope: Prose about Poetry (2005); In the Wink of an Eye, a novel (reissued, 2004); Welsh Table Talk: Poems (2004); We Can Still Be Friends, a novel (2003); My Life and Dr. Joyce Brothers: A Novel in Stories (2002); Rising Venus: Poems (2002); Relativity: A Point of View: Poems (reissued, 2000); An Other Woman, a Poem (Chapbook, 2000); The Society of Friends: Stories (1999); The Poem, an Essay (Chapbook, 1999); Augusta Played, a novel (reissued, 1998); Death and Transfiguration: Poems (1997); Writing the World, Essays about Writing and the Writing Life (1995); Lovers and Agnostics: Poems (reissued, 1995); God's Loud Hand: Poems (1993); The Exiled Heart, an Autobiographical Narrative (1991); and Natural Theology: Poems (1988). Also in print are her translations of Sophocles' Antigone (1999) and Seneca's Octavia (1995). Her fiction has been represented in Best American Short Stories, The Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The Pushcart Prize Stories.
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