Elizabeth June Madden-Zibman
EJMZ, we would say now
When we met, her and Chris
Chris and her, the two of them
were Open Mouth Poetry
For reasons, for reasons
they no longer would could whatever the word was
and I decided I could do it
and found a female to work with
so we would be Open Mouth and and and
It was the first time
I felt I could leadership take
and not the last time
there would be ulteriors
Chris and June trusted us trusted us
and we did a good job for a while
till there was too much us too much us
two egos too much two egos too much
We both went on to other worlds
but we did a lot and…
Chris and June gave us the power
and gave the space to hundreds of
From the 3-30-2014
Chris Peditto Tribute Reading
The first time I walked in to
an Open Mouth Reading
and she was encouraging
as she always was
and like many
not previously used to
being told they might be able
it took me a while to hear
This is my memory of her
and I meant to say this to her
on the night of 3-30
Let me say it now
Let me say it now
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.