Saturday, January 28, 2012

Poetry Marathon at Woodland Pattern

Woodland Pattern's annual poetry marathon is today - in fact it's going on right now! It lasts until 1:00 am. I'm heading over there and will be reading a poem of mine during the 5 - 6 o'clock hour. I hope you'll join me there or some other time today and support this wonderful event and this special and unique place in Milwaukee.

Details, directions, and the like at Woodland Pattern. If you want a sneak preview of my poem, which is called "We Came to Build Two Houses," it is on my website (but it won't be the same if you don't hear it spoken!)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Is there a "War on Photography?"

From JPG Magazine:

There has always been tension between the press and government regarding news coverage of matters of public interest. Unfortunately since 9/11 the "War on Terrorism" has somehow morphed into the "War on Photography." Visual journalists and citizens taking photographs or recording video in public places have been experiencing extraordinary interference nationwide from security personnel and law enforcement officials at all levels of government.

Read the full first article in a series of articles by Mickey H. Osterreicher on photography and the law. Mickey is General Counsel to the National Press Photographers Association.