Author Archives: Mike Maggio

Grace Cavalieri’s The Poet and the Poem

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It is my great honor to be a guest today on Grace Cavalieri’s “The Poet and the Poem,”  hosted at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. I will be reading some of my poems, discussing poetry as well as … Continue reading

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Music and Language: A Confluence of Influence

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Music has always been an intimate part of my life. Perhaps it goes back to the time when, as a child of perhaps 5 years old, I would sit in front of the record player and just listen and listen … Continue reading

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Author Special

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To celebrate the publication of my new novella, The Appointment, I am offering  a copy of The Appointment at the regular price of $9.99 and a copy of The Wizard and the White House for just $7 plus handling and … Continue reading

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On the Air

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Reading “LA Central Library”  from Garden of Rain LA Central Library Standing in line for 15 minutes of internet Tom Bradley Wing LA Central Library the alkies the druggies even the homeless need to charge their iPods. Quintessential LA quintessentially … Continue reading

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Tonight On the Dennis Price Show

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I will be appearing tonight, along with Marianne Szlyk, on Hotline With Dennis Price on Fairfax Public Radio to discuss this year’s 30 for 30 poetry event as well as my new book, The Appointment. Marianne and I will be … Continue reading

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Announcing the Release of The Appointment

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When a terrifying gang goes on a rampage at a packed subway station, Professor Jeremy Withers is severely beaten and left for dead. When he regains consciousness, he continues his journey to campus, only to find his office empty and … Continue reading

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30 for 30 Winning Poem

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The voting is in and Diane Park’s “Night” has garnered the most votes with a total of 89. Congratulations Diane! Diane will receive a copy of my novella The Appointment. Thank you again to all who participated. Stay tuned to … Continue reading

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Time To Vote For Your Favorite Poem

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It’s now time to vote for your favorite wildest poem. If you have not had a chance to read all the poems posted in this year’s 30 for 30, please take some time to do so. We had some very … Continue reading

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Diane Wilbon Parks

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Night She stood as dark as ever, waiting for me to follow. I chose her canopy for covering and faded into her like clouds. She sleepwalks in my skin, questioning the sound of my moods. We’ve been here before. Our … Continue reading

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Who Says April Only Has 30 Days?

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This year, April has 32 and so I’m adding two extra poems, one today and one tomorrow. Well let’s be honest — I screwed up, but what better way to screw up than to have more poetry! So National Poetry … Continue reading

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