The proceeds from the sale of the book will help defray its production cost as well as build a reserve fund for ongoing PoemAlley activities, including honoraria for guest poets at Curley’s.
In the dark times
Tuesday Night Live is a stellar example of the creative heart and staying power of PoemAlley, the poetic community Ann Yarmal and Catherine Ednie conceived and guided under the roof of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Stamford in the late 1990s.
It contains the work of a generation of poets who have meet weekly at Curley’s Diner for over two decades, thanks to the warm, inviting, big-mama presence of poet and proprietress Eleni Begetis Anastos. It also features the poetry of many talented writers from the tri-state area whom the group has had the pleasure and honor of hosting. …
The title of this collection of poems strives to capture the sheer zany and boisterous ebullience of our nights at Curley’s and our resolve to keep words awake, alive, and, against the mounting pressure of repressive and fraudulent trends in our public discourse, free and singing.
Ralph Nazareth, from the preface to Tuesday Night Live
Edited by Ralph Nazareth and Catherine Ednie