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About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.

War is like the lover

-War is Like the Lover- revised YSubject: Re: Poem-War is Like the Lover- revised ;Please give credit to prior publicationPhiladelphia Poets issue of April2003 The first line came to me while I wasputting up flyers for aDelco Poets against the War Reading on … Continue reading

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The Bathroom in Franklin Square

For a few non brief minutes I was locked, it seemed, in a windowless metaldoored bathroom horrible way to leave this one of my lives ___________________________________ Knocking would do no good the rest of my troupe had gone on maybe … Continue reading

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The Gallery House

The art insinuates first floor to third hallways to stare ways, kitchen to studio _______________________________ Two seperatenesses really his art and his purchase the new made old the old made new someday, he will exhibit again ______________________________ politics, family, houses, … Continue reading

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This is the end of the Death Cart Series

This is the end of the Death Cart Series more, other Poems to follow

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Devil Face #5

Who knows the face of the Devil and who has that ambition

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DEVIL FACE 4

How and how do we know what art remains who is valuable

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DEVIL FACE 3 I still see this sometimes when eyes are closed and dreams are my country

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Devil Face 2

Of course it’s red the devil is always red who knows what he thinks

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Devil Brown Devil Face

————————————————————– They call this Folk art now defining it and dismissing it same as Poetry Music and… ———————————— In the window of T. S. Morrison’s Store in Asheville, NC ————————————— The Church ladies there are always Church Ladies do not … Continue reading

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Portrait of Leslie W. Miller

Thomas Eakins 1901 ———————————————————– Part of the time and the memory is trying to know where the memory belongs ———————————— at a certain age you see other lives and memories it can be comforting ————————————- this other life may be … Continue reading

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