Archive for April, 2010

left to his own devices

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2010 by oilcanpress

left to his own devices


edgar reads at COP PIECE may 27. COP PIECE is extended MAY 26, 27, 28

Posted in Uncategorized on April 16, 2010 by oilcanpress

COP PIECE is extended
MAY 26, 27, 28
at 94 Norman Storefront Space, Greenpoint 11222

Edgar joining with new poetry Thurs May 27!
and fine artist Chris Domenick with lecture / slides about bumble bees
thurs / fri may 27,28


Come see new theatre in a Greenpoint Brooklyn Storefront this Fri and Sat nights …

“COP PIECE” episode one. a series about cops and and coping
by Lilac Co and St John’s Theatre.


Edgar Oliver performing new poetry

in Greenpoint, April 16, 17 and continuing Fri & Sat nights in April to May 1st. Doors 8. Show 830. $10 donation. Beer and Wine. please rsvp I 94 Norman Ave. Greenpoint 11222 I Nassau stop G train, 10 min to Bedford L, B62 to Norman Ave.

Boy in the Rain

Posted in Uncategorized on April 15, 2010 by edgargibsonoliver

There is a boy out there in the rain.
I see him sometimes out there behind the trees.
I look and there he is.
It seems he has been standing there for some time.
He looks up into the rain
and I see dark birds wheeling up there.
Their cry comes to me
and I look back and he is gone.
I feel the rain on the nape of my neck
and I realize that I am crouching there among the roots
staring at the sky in a puddle –
the sky deep in the splashing rain.

The Brooklyn Public Library

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 by edgargibsonoliver
I have been going to the Brooklyn Public Library
     for some time now.
I always enter by the children's section in summer.
I have no child but myself.
I grow bemused and want to stand still.
I think if I grew still enough I could be
     a child again.
There is a stillness in the library that
     dreams of the trees outside the window
     blowing silent in the wind -
that dreams of the light.
Stillness dreams.
I would be as still as dreaming light.
I would be a child again.

edgar reading & screening– april 27, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 by oilcanpress

a reading by edgar oliver

a reading by edgar oliver

& a screening to celebrate the release of a new DVD.

the hermit & other poems

tuesday   april 27, 2010

8 pm


the Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St.
btw. 5th & Madison Ave.