Albert does a short reading at the Church of Beethoven in Oak Park, IL. Click here.
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“The Paradox of Practice and Purity” published in the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 issue of emerge, the journal of arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Thank you to associate editor Courtney Citron for inviting this conversation on the theme of practice. Click here. Blow! – now!—your way is your only […]
Watch and listen to Albert DeGenova’s entire 20 minute reading of selected poems from Black Pearl, November 4, 2016, at the Actors Garden in Oak Park, IL. Standing room only at an event that included the film “Sojourn” by Max DeGenova, music by Cole DeGenova and Courtney Cintron, and a dramatic reading of Anne Sexton’s […]
Albert DeGenova’s Black Pearl, poems of love, sex and regret is available now from Purple Flag Press. Review by Jennifer Finstrom for Eclectica magazine. Click here to read the online review. I find it difficult to think of a book that is more intimate than Albert DeGenova’s Black Pearl: Poems of Love, Sex and Regret and […]
Here Albert read several poems and then discuss them as he is interviewed by Charlie Rossiter at Poetry Spoken Here. Click.
Click the link to hear Albert read “Thanksgiving Poem” on Spherical Tabby: http://sphericaltabby.com/tag/down-beat/
For those who’ve travelled down any road of literary discovery, I don’t think it is surprising for me to say that I recently began following a path of study that led me to insights I was surprised to find. Not so much surprised at the findings, but surprised at myself for what I had missed. […]
Considering our cozy 4 1/2 square miles, there are a lot of churches in Oak Park, the Chicago suburb where I’ve spent the last 17 years. No judgment intended, but there is quite a potpourri of paths to salvation right outside most of our doors. Though I was raised Catholic, I enjoy Unity Temple these […]
Albert reads “A Good Hammer” from RHINO 2013. Editors picked the poem as a finalist in their Founder’s Prize competition and nominated the poem for an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. Click here for RHINO Audio Poetry.
It is time again for A Moveable Feast. This is my fourth time with Hemingway’s famous memoir about being a young and poor writer in Paris during the 1920s, but this time I am reading the new “restored” edition. There are subtle changes to the text and “new” chapters culled from Hemingway’s papers, but the […]