Canio's Poetry Page
Remembering poet Harvey Shapiro, who died January 7, 2013, author of many volumes of poetry and former editor of The New York Times Book Review:
I went out
and this thought rose
before me like a great cathedral
and it said:
Or at least
try a bit harder.
~Harvey Shapiro from The Sights Along the Harbor: New and Collected Poems. Mr. Shapiro is author of numerous volumes including How Charlie Shavers Died and Other Poems. He edited Poets of World War II published by The Library of America
Upcoming poetry events: Readings from the Poetry of Well-Being by Maggie Bloomfield; Susan Grathwohl Dingle; and Nina Yavel. Date TBA
Collections: Several works by Harvey Shapiro including The Sights Along the Harbor; signed copies of How Charlie Shavers Died and Poets of World War II. We stock the complete line of Canio´s Editions over 20 works by East End poets and fiction writers. Titles include Blue, by Robert Long; Dune Heath by Allen Planz; Losing the Moon by Kathryn Levy; Stealing the Fire by Jane Ciabattari. Browse our poetry wall comprising one of the most extensive collections. From Ai to Paul Zwieg -- from the obvious to the obscure -- you´re likely to find it on our shelves.
New titles: Inseminating the Elephant by Lucia Perillo; The Time of the Night by the late Gerritt Henry. We carry The Paris Review plus of new titles from small presses and an eclectic assortment from the Everyman Pocket Poets series.
Poetry books for children, haiku, journals, and poetry on CD and audio tape. Collectibles: Browse our selection of fine used copies of out-of-print volumes: Silence in the Snowy Fields by Robert Bly; by John Ciardi, Person to Person; by John Hall Wheelock, The Gardener; Sweeney Astray by Seamus Heaney. Contact the shop to reserve.
More Poems! We are accepting short poems to appear on our poetry page. Limit one poem per submission per month. Maximum length: 15 lines. Haiku & sonnets would be ideal forms to consider. Please include a brief bio. 3 sentences are plenty! Deadline is 21st of the month. We look forward to hearing from you.
Scholarship Fund: In honor of our dear friend, the late Robert Long, author of DeKooningï¿½s Bicycle and the poetry collection, Blue, published by Canioï¿½s Editions, we have established the Robert Long Memorial Scholarship Fund. Awards were made in April 2008 to local high school students. We are now looking to give grants to working writers to complete a manuscript. Donations may be sent to East End Arts Council, Robert Long Fund, 331 East Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901.