The Swarthmore I Hate Free Speech Rally
At the Swarthmore I Hate Free Speech Rally
the very first Ampitheatre Speaker, from the Media Militia,
shouted “let’s call a shovel a shovel.
your dream is my nightmare
and I run counter to your revolution”
Then a member of the Swarthmore Gunservatives
a member of the Alt Wrong, big and strong
spoke of guns and freedom
said he was ready, locked and fully loaded
“when the Martians came knocking”
Next a woman from The New Springfield Rifles
spoke of how she needed to “protect her children
if they came to “inspect her children”
they better not “reject her children”
as part of “the newest world order”
Then a “Swarthmore like it was before” spoke
of forgotten Quakerness, of how noone listens to the other side,
of how the left always knows they are right
said this ” should be the first of many times
when we all meet over coffee and talk”
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.