Edgar at Westchester Community College

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2015 by Naomi Gold

We are happy to share with you video of the first of three (identical) presentations Edgar gave on November 19 for the Westchester Community College “Poets and Writers Series.”

The video is not optimal, but the sound is quite clear, and we feel sure you’ll enjoy this 40-plus minute recording of Edgar doing what he does best.

Axis Theatre Christmas Show – Now in its 14th Year!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2015 by Naomi Gold

Hello friends and fans! Axis Theatre’s delightful and whimsical Christmas show features a an equally delightful and talented cast, and Edgar features prominently among them. This is a Christmas show like no other, oriented toward children and simultaneously entertaining for the grownups. The show is now in its 14th consecutive year! So get online and get your tickets:

http://www.axiscompany.org/mainstage.htm

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“The Lunar Landing” at Participant, Inc.

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2015 by Naomi Gold

Helen Oliver Adelson, the Helen of Helen & Edgar, is a great artist who divides her time between Italy and New York.  In this wonderful video shot by Robert O’Haire of Straw2gold Pictures, she describes an installation that took place in 2013 at PARTICIPANT INC.  Thank you, Robert!

Click on this link to view the video:
Helen Oliver Adelson – Participant Inc.

Readings at Westchester Community College

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2015 by Naomi Gold

Friends and Fans! Edgar will be doing a series of three readings on Thursday November 19, 2015 at Westchester Community College as part of the College’s Poets and Writers Reading Series. There will be three readings: 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. All three readings will offer the same material for the benefit of the classes attending the series. The event is free and open to the public. Please see the link provided for more details.

Edgar Oliver at Westchester Community College

Helen Oliver Adelson’s Art Exhibit Reception

Posted in Uncategorized on November 5, 2015 by Naomi Gold

New York friends, friends of friends, and lovers of art everywhere, please visit the uniquely delightful Carlton Arms Hotel on the evening of Friday November 13 for the opening reception of Helen Oliver Adelson’s new show, titled Ghosts.

The Carlton Arms Hotel is a genuine, old-school, New York City treasure. If you are unable to attend the opening, please know that the show runs until November 29, and may be viewed daily from 1-6 p.m. The location is 160 East 25th Street.

Please click on the image below to enlarge it and view exhibit details.

If you should have any questions, please feel free to send a message via this blog, or to private message Edgar’s official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/edgargibsonoliver Ghosts-invite-web

“Mother Was a Hit-Run Driver”

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2015 by Naomi Gold

Just in time for Halloween, Edgar brought the house down last night with a performance of the monologue “Mother Was a Hit-Run Driver,” taken from his play Motel Blue 19.

This performance took place at the Howl Happening Gallery, 6 East 1st St. The performance was part of a series titled Secrets of the Great Pyramid: The Pyramid Cocktail Lounge as Cultural Laboratory.

To learn more about this event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/932933153420770/.

You will note a few seconds of absent audio starting at 6:32. Apologies for the technical issue.

“The Moon and Drowning Men”

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2015 by Naomi Gold

“Many a man has drown beneath a beautiful moon …”

Edgar Oliver and the Octave Doktors perform at Nhà Minh in Brooklyn, Sunday October 18.

The Octave Doktors are:
Pat Cuatico
Aaron Howard
Robert O’Haire

The End of Summer

Posted in Uncategorized on September 11, 2015 by Naomi Gold

Labor Day marked the end of summer.  We have a poem for that.

The end of the summer is here again.
I feel the same melancholy I have felt
since I first knew summers ended –
the melancholy of the crickets’ valiant singing
in the early coming dusk,
the melancholy of the boy who soon must return to school –
the melancholy of the summer’s end.
I wish that I could be again
eleven years old in the backyard
watching the night come early
and feeling the change in the leaves
the crickets can’t sing away.
I wish I had to go back to school –
so I could be eleven years old again and dread it.

Why must I like the crickets grow old?
Why must I like the summer end?

The Poet of Brooklyn

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2015 by Naomi Gold

“You see, there is no destination to my journeys except deeper
in — and what I find, I find by chance.” –

The Man Who Loved Plants
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Here is the poet of Brooklyn in a contemplative moment on the F train. You have your own signed copy of The Man Who Loved Plants, Edgar Oliver’s novella of solitude, love, and longing, by sending a message to his official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/edgargibsonoliver, page with your email address. The price is $16.00 including posting. The value is … inestimable.

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“The Man Who Loved Plants”

Posted in Uncategorized on August 11, 2015 by Naomi Gold

Fans of Edgar’s work will be interested to know that Edgar is the author of a novel titled The Man Who Loved Plants.


“This is not the city as it was but the city as it was seen by him, a wanderer who did not wander there but rather through a landscape sprung from his own desire. He was held in the contemplation of lowly things — discarded, disused objects — that rust running along the fence, running, forever running to the strength of its own current — the settling foundations of houses tortured away by time from their true shapes — the cool dirt creeping from under the sidewalk, weeds undermining with their roots, cracking the stone skein of the city. He loved such things.”


You can have your own signed copy for $16.00. Send a message to Edgar’s Facebook page indicating that you’d like to purchase one, and please include your mailing address. We’ll send you payment instructions and get your copy mailed out promptly.  The URL for Edgar’s official Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/edgargibsonoliver.

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