https://youtu.be/S2CM9ZEAkRw Hiroshima Day Commemoration and Reading from The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express featuring readings from Rick Lupert’s book “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express” along with Hiroshima Tanka from Mariko Kitakubo (live from Japan), and music from Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom and Joel Siegel. Learn more about The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express here. Visit Marika Kitakubo on the web here.
I wrote a new poem for Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month for a special New CAJE event earlier this month. What a unique honor to be amongst this roster of musicians and storytellers. Check out the whole event in the player below (my poem starts at 32:50) Thanks to Ben Romano for inviting me and Joanie Calem for doing so much work to make this happen! https://youtu.be/q_P9l9C-2TY
It is Raining in Tokyo Today – a poem from the book “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express”
Thanks to Joy Katzen-Guthrie for including my spoken word track “Reminders for the New Year” on The Sunday Simcha Radio Show today. Check out the entire 1 hour program which features an ark-full of music from a role-call of Jewish music immortals (along with my track) here.
Watch the publication event for “The Tokyo-Van Nuys Express” which featured me reading poems from the book, along with a haiku/tanka sequence from Deborah P. Kolodji (live from Southern California and Marika Kitakubo (live from Tokyo, Japan), Brendan Constantine reading a selection of Richard Brautigan poems, Addie Lupert modeling a Japanese Yukata, and other video treats!