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About bobsmall1

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.

The Perelman Building

Closed at five not available come back another day —————————- this was the last day of membership will not renewal ——————————– you should of called checked reviewed ————————————————————— no words of explanation no nods of resignation we all…just…work here ——————————— … Continue reading


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Don’t Use Pen

Sharply shortly said she Don’t use pen to write  —————————————— I was taking notes of art to later write of  ————————————————————— don’t use pen don’t use heart don’t write read breathe  ——————————————————- don’t read write breathe there is no day … Continue reading

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Edward Charles Tarbull

Edward Charles Tarbell 1862-1938  ——————————————————————— Thirty eight years in two centuries Classical/ impressionist Boston /Europe and what lies unknown   ———————————————————— In the Orchard, 1891 his wife, others, now disremembered  ————————————————————————– What would he have learned now Where would his art … Continue reading

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The Death Cart

Note; I’ve found a lot of work of mine on email, cd, and floppy discs?! As I learn how to transfer, it will appear. Rather then spending time scanning. The Death Cart.  Gallery 110 Carretta de la Muerte Artist unknown New … Continue reading

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Thouigh I Know

Though I know you’re never coming over again at least in the way you did before I still wait by the window and hate the window and hate the summer ———————————– Though I know you’re never-I almost said home- as … Continue reading

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It’s not like

It’s not like I really knew him but I was the kind of kid who grew up on radio and Blavat was the best just was _______________________ It’s not like I really knew if he was “mobbed-up” Nor did most … Continue reading

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And one more thing

Just realized that a lot of my Poems are on CD’s that I can only open on my desktop (hers) or at the Library. The Laptop requires another device which only works for burning, not for opening!

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Recently, I’ve come across some Poems I did when I was twelve and like that I’ll look at the ones that were typed (manual typewriter) and also a 150 page novel that I may never get around to scanning. It’s … Continue reading

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Poems known as Secrets #1

Sometimes he wraps his eyesaround her fingersdreams of the possibilitiesknows how they would tastedirt—filled fingernails ofuneven length .hospital red with theirthingracefulhardnesshe knowsthat these handsbe come fistsat the drop of a memoryhe knowsshe would aim these fists at himjust for the … Continue reading

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It’s all about flesh

It’s all about Flesh what we feel what we see what we want It’s all about Flesh —————————– It’s all about Skin arms and legs and backs and fingers and chest and necks It’s all about Skin ————————————- It’s all … Continue reading

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