Category: Poetry

Live audio interview (2005)

Hey People,

It’s a classic experience for whenever you have a little time, a music & poetry-packed interview with yours truly conducted by writer/radio dj bart plantenga.

Enjoy! TFE

ps Listening to this after more than 10 years, I caught a couple of factual errors on my part. E.g., it wasn’t “two guys” who recorded Dylan Thomas and subsequently launched Caedmon Records, but rather two young female college graduates. Plus it was in Saranac Lake, New York (not Branford, Connecticut) where I first heard Jerry Vale’s rendition of the Eddy Arnold song “You Don’t Know Me” and personally lived thru everything he was singing about. The girl was Shirley Smith and the chap she walked away with was named Joe 🙂 There may be other small blips, but they hardly matter. The interview is still a classic!

EW Gangster Poet

Wreck 1197 Gangster Poet
Eddie Woods interviewed for two whole hours by bart plantenga
We go retro to a recently unearthed live broadcast dating from 2005 on squat station Radio Patapoe with Gangster Poet Eddie Woods & some of the music & poetry that inspired him: Leonard Cohen, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Jerry Vale, Freddy Quinn, Robert Service, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, among others…

wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 88.3 ~ Amsterdam ~ Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: 26 May 2016

This is a lost live broadcast dating from 14 November 2005 on squat-anarcho station Radio Patapoe that I recently stumbled upon in my deepest files… Decided to resurrect it, tweak it, add some relevant material & relaunch it. It features the irrepressible “Gangster Poet,” Eddie Woods, exiled for some 40 years in Europe, mostly Amsterdam, where he created a seminal & essential link between Old & New World, between bohemians & outsider artists & writers and wrote a fair amount of poetry that continues to resonate into the very now. bp

Mary (the film) in Urban Graffiti

Hi Poetry and Film Lovers,

The Yarre Stooker film Mary, based on my poem “Mary” and starring the virgin whore poetess Win Harms in the title role, has now been wonderfully presented in Urban Graffiti magazine. You can read the write-up and see the film right here

Once you have done, by all means send the link to your friends and colleagues. We want Mary to go viral. She deserves to!

We will of course be entering Mary in film festivals. Should it win anything like an Oscar, you’ll surely hear 🙂

Cheers, EDDIE

“I suspect Mary will win many awards at film festivals. It is the best
cinematic treatment of a poem I have seen in a very long time.”
Urban Graffiti editor Mark McCawley

MARY (the film)

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Yarre Stooker film

Mary

based on my poem “Mary” and starring Win Harms in the title role is now online for general viewing! The film is only 12 minutes in length, and you can watch right now

Be sure it’s on full screen and the volume is up. Then send the link to all your friends!

Ever onward to ecstasy, EDDIE

ps If after watching the film you’d like to read (or reread) the poem “Mary,” it’s here:

“I am Mary, anarchist princess of spiritual revolution, scarlet perpetrator of crimes against ignorance...”

“I am Mary, anarchist princess of spiritual revolution, scarlet perpetrator of crimes against ignorance…”

In Harms Way

Listen up, Folks!

She was born in Wyoming, knocked about an awful lot, spent her formative
later youth in Philadelphia, and these days lives in Lille, France. But
what’s really important is that Win Harms writes the most amazingly original
poetry. Real poetry for real people. ‘Poetry you can lean on,’ as Ira Cohen
once said of Patti Smith’s.

Now Win’s first collection, In Harms Way, has been published as a Kindle
edition by Barncott Press.

You can read more about the book, as well as leaf thru a preview (and then of
course order a copy!) right here

Come June, Win’s poems will appear in two Silver Birch Press publications,
the Summer Anthology and a special Bukowski Anthology. Also this year she will have poems in Urban Graffiti and Ol’ Chanty (Chanticleer online).

Everything’s Coming Up Green

Yes, folks,

Everything IS Coming Up GREEN!

By which I specifically mean Silver Birch Press’ absolutely magnificent

GREEN ANTHOLOGY

Dedicated to Graham Greene. And edited by Melanie Villines (contributing
editor Joan Jobe Smith), it contains poetry and prose by 72 authors (past
and present) from eight countries on three continents (if you choose to
include England and Wales as part of Europe, that is!). With 11 USA states + D.C. represented.

There are 14 themed sections, ranging from Hues & Flavors, Money, Envy, Love & Marriage, all the way thru to Trees and New Life.

And yes, yours truly is also on board. With 2x poems (“Green My Envy” and
“Clear Queer Green”), plus a condensed version of my long interview with
Jack Micheline. Who is likewise poetically represented. As are Karen Margolis,
Tate Swindell, William Blake, Amy Lowell, Philip K. Dick, and even Henry VIII.

The Green Anthology is available in both print and Kindle editions.

For ordering information and to read more about the Green Anthology go here

And then yeah, buy yourself a copy!

Jack Micheline in Amsterdam review

Dear Friends,

Silver Birch Press have posted a ‘must read’ review of Jack Micheline in
Amsterdam
on their website.

Their review of this Unrequited Records CD release is short, insightful, and
covers all the most relevant bases.

So hey, don’t hesitate! Read the review now

Ever onward, EDDIE

“Micheline is the nuts.” – Jack Kerouac

Silver Birch Press

Silver Birch Press blog

Unrequited Records

Herbert Huncke: Guilty of Everything

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Herbert Huncke!

That’s how, nearly 25 years ago, I introduced Herbert for what proved to be
an absolutely riveting storytelling reading at Ins & Outs Press. It went on
nonstop for two solid hours. And when it drew to a close, the packed-house
audience were still asking for more. Now the live recording of that amazing
evening has finally been released as a double-CD album, by Unrequited
Records in San Francisco. It’s called Guilty of Everything, which is also the title of one of Herbert’s books.

Take a look here

Amsterdam residents can score copies of the album from me personally.
Everyone else must order from Unrequited Records. Details for this,
including prices, are on their Order page. Plus you can already hear
selected tracks by going to the Listen page.

Mary: the poem, the video clip, the Pietà photograph

Dear Fellow Poetry Lovers,

I am at once pleased and proud to announce that my classic poem “Mary” is now appearing in the excellent online magazine Urban Graffiti. It is there together with a video clip of me reciting the poem at Ana Montana’s outrageously wonderful sAlon dAdA, in Amsterdam. (This clip was made by Helena Karsten, with whom I’m now working on a film adaptation of “Mary.”) And is further accompanied by the famous Diana Blok & Marlo Broekmans Pietà photograph. In which I am Mary to Diana’s Jesus.

You can get to all of that right now, right here

That’s it, folks. See how short and sweetly to the point I can be sometimes 🙂

Cheers, EDDIE

Urban Graffiti magazine