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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.


Almost at the point that I have the scanner working. In the meantime, am busy with Plays and political blogs, may start putting them here

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Marty Just returned from another High School reunion.I went up to his photo and said…nothingjust decided to repost this ____________________________Mostly, I don’t want to rememberMostly, I know his pain never leftMostly, it was guys like him who left theirsouls in … Continue reading

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Opposing the Swarthmore Condo, chapter 627

Continuing to oppose the five floor 50 condo proposed for Swarthmore (pop 5,000) Still fighting the good fight anti-condo, anti-condo, anti-condo “if I wanted to live in Philly we would have moved there” Swarthmore is a bloody little borough we … Continue reading

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two reunions in a week

I’ve been to 2 reunions in a week and the Poetry will be flowing/

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Beauty never ages

I wish my words could say it better I wish I knew better words I wish there was a stronger word than love maybe when vikings roamed the earth there was For Paula’s birthday August 29th

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Friday, August 5th at the Swarthmore Swim Club

The family in the water beside me spoke, I believe, Ukranian _______________________________ thought of my High School Russian thought of the Book Queen Victoria’s Little Wars _________________________________________ don’t remember hearing Afghan in these waters _____________________________________ all countries suffer Wars of … Continue reading

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This is not a Poem, page 2

This is not a Poem, page 2 Continue reading Delco chapbooks with goal of eventual donation find a place to donate Popular Neurotics and other performance Art History (Tommi Avicolli, etc,) get the Oregon Poetry to John Brodsky get back … Continue reading

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This is not a Poem page 1

This is not a Poem August 5 page 1 I’m trying to prioritize projects; Read Jared Read’s example of play word process my first act change ending to include cliff hanger to include TV news teaser If the scanner can’t … Continue reading

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Memorial Day, May 30th, 2022

Now we have our honor war day as we do in our cele brate day honor all those who sacrificed capital worth more than life _______________________________ As we cheer death in our annual way deaths are the price we must … Continue reading

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Proof of?-A Pantoum

Was getting a Covid Vaccination really a form of mass indoctrination Are we just good citizen People or have we become the new sheepul ________________________________ Is this stick the new indoctrination Have we become indoctrination nation Have we become th … Continue reading

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