Thursday, August 31, 2017
I've included a picture of the book cover that my employer Mother Teresa Hospice / Progressive Home Health has just published (literally 2 days ago it was completed) comprised of selected poems I wrote with local area nursing home residents from when I started doing the poetry workshops January 31, 2016 - December 2016 which also includes testimonials form residents, family members of residents & staff members at the facilities.
- in my Pittsburgh Poetry Workshops I conduct around greater metropolitan #Pittsburgh for long term care nursing home residents where we read and write poetry together - I have used many triggers to engage + stimulate memory & new ideas including by referencing Stephen Foster, reading his bio & playing his music. I've also referenced the Chatter Box at the William Penn Hotel and how Count Basie was broadcasted live from there to the world and I've used his music as well as other hot & sweet big band music such as "The Old LampLighter" and "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Old script ideas dripping in salacious controversy
Written with the impetuousness of youth
Tucked away in books for a rainy day - perception that's not reality - until the doors of perception are cleansed
In theme and on paper burnt away like a dream
Legally disposed of so no one can judge and scream
Now we can see how things really are - infinite in all directions
Written By: John Alan Conte, Jr.
August 27, 2017
Sent from my iPhone