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Can’t we all just get along? #2

Number 2: Brief excerpt of Gregory Corso’s reading his classic beat poem “BOMB” (with animation by Shannon Larratt)

Can’t we all just get along?

Here’s my late poet friend, Allen Ginsberg’s poem ” Newt Gingrich Declares War on Mcgovernik Counter Culture “, circa. 1995. Naropa Poetics Audio Archives (Internet Archive). Label / Recorded by: Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics

Macro Video

Latest Video from from Haiku Chronicles


Pizzarelli’s persona, BoneYard, the Poet Ghoul’s video of You Put a Spell on Me, a parody of “I put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins with new lyrics by songwriter/poet Alan Pizzarelli.


New Book of selected works by Alan Pizzarell

The Canary Funeral

New book of selected works by Alan Pizzarelli,”The Canary Funeral” PURCHASE BOOK NOW From the Author’s Note: Back in 1920, the grandfather of one of my childhood friends held a huge funeral for his pet canary, “Jimmy.” The funeral was attended by more than ten thousand people and included a small white coffin, pallbearers, a hearse, and a 15-piece band playing a solemn dirge. The plaintive melody was accompanied by tears of laughter and merriment while moving through the streets of Little Italy in Newark,…

J. T. Doyle with fire (1902, Library of Congress)

Amusement Park

haiku and senryu


the tattoo’d man
walks onto the crowded beach


City Beat Book Cover (photo by Cor van den Huevel)

City Beat

urban haiku, senryu, and sequences
by Alan Pizzarelli

from City Beat

The Scrapbook

From left to right Alan Pizzarelli, Cor ven den Huevel, Emiko Miyashita

Scrapbook: More of the Hoboken Haiku Gang

In the tradition of the first major league ballgame which took place in Hoboken, NJ in 1846, the Hoboken Haiku Gang met in Hoboken and wrote baseball haiku and senryu. Here are baseball poems by Alan Pizzarelli, Cor ven den Huevel and Bruce Kennedy. For more baseball haiku see the Baseball Haiku Anthology (W.W. Norton). Photo Left: from left to right Alan Pizzarelli, Cor ven den Huevel, Emiko Miyashita (photo by Bruce Kennedy). blue sky I buy a ticket to a minor league game Bruce…

Scrapbook: Poets in Hoboken, NJ

Al Pizzarelli and Cor van den Heuvel occasionally meet with visiting poets in Hoboken, NJ. On this day in the mid-80′s renku master, Shokan Tadashi Kondo was visiting from Japan. It mark the first meeting of what was to become the “Hoboken Haiku Gang.” [box]carried from the car the ventriloquist’s dummy looks around Alan Pizzarelli[/box] [box]autumn light the puppeteer eating alone Shokan Tadashi Kondo[/box] [box]the shadow in the folded napkin Cor van den Heuvel[/box]

Haiku on 42nd Street (Clerisy Press book cover selection)

Scrapbook: Haiku on 42nd Street

In 1994, poet Dee Evetts organized and curated the “Haiku on 42nd Street” project, with funding from the City of New York, in which haiku by 26 local poets was displayed for six months on the marquees of vacant movie theaters, during the redevelopment of 42nd Street at Times Square. Since then, Haiku On 42nd St., originally a bestselling poster, has been adapted and was re-introduced in 2004 as a postcard collection by Clerisy Press. This “shoeshine boy” senryu was originally written from and observation…

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