Sunday, December 26, 2010

On The Nervous Breakdown (not under it)

I am the featured poet on The Nervous Breakdown this week. There is a poem and a "self-interview." Click the link, read a little, leave a comment, browse a little, get distracted and make a sandwich, but please check it out.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I wanna be dumb, thumbs up, there’s no such thing as luck

My poem, "Three Cheers for Dumb!" was on a State of the Nation PoetsWest radio program on November 3, 2010. You can catch it in the archive for the next two weeks or so:

State of the Union #180

(29.08 minutes)

E Pluribus Unum 0.44 Karen Havnaer
I Hope I See It Coming 2.22 Jeff Lair
Czar 0.53 Laine Dexter
Self-Medication Blues 0.59 Chris Jarmick
Moloch Virus 1.16 Jean Musser
Shrinking of Long Green 0.54 Murray Gordon
Conservative Blues (guitar) 2.27 Brandon Cesmat
Three Cheers for Dumb 1.28 Priya Keefe
What a Friend 0.56 Thomas Hubbard
Secret Life of Jesus #694 (0.39) Jim Lutz
Patriotism on Trial 1.03 Ellaraine Lockie
The Big War 1.37 Jeff Lair
Pay the Piper 2.28 Pieter Zilinsky
When Will It Stop 1.28 J. Glenn Evans

Bridge at 16.07
Leonard Cohen More Best of Tks 1, 5
©2010 PoetsWest

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Reading on Saturday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m

I'll be reading some of my writing on Saturday, October 16 at 4:00 p.m. with the good folk Murray Gordon and Roy Seitz.

Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle.  Open mic. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Switched-on Gutenberg

A piece from my thesis has been published in the new Switched-on Gutenberg

The theme of the issue is "Assemblage."

Blues & Bluster

I walked dark, residential streets in the rain to 20th and Union.  Waited under an awning until my friend Ronnie got there.  We joined two others at the gate; the group admitted inside.  Music blared.

When I said yes to Ronnie's invitation to read on the radio, I figured we would be filler in between sets of music.  I didn't know I would become part of something, a ritual with a welcoming host, involving moon music word pictures late night callers circumambulating speculations.

Priya Keefe - Westlake Center by tysontalksmusic

Blues & Bluster on Hollow Earth radio

Phone call near 1 am

Monday, September 27, 2010

What is a Milkman's Holiday?

My poem, "Milkman's Holiday" will be on KSER today (9/8) at 4:30 pm PT/ 7:30 ET. Part of a Labor Day program. You can listen live online.

PoetsWest #173
(29.03 minutes)

Michigan—Hilary Peach
WV Miner—Rosemary O’Hara
Milkman’s Holiday—Priya Keefe
What the World Takes—Holly Hughes
To Be—Michael Daley
Men in Trees—Brandon Cesmat
Can’t Be Helped—J. Andrew Rodriguez
Mechanic—Dick Gibbons
Cook’s Heaven—J. Glenn Evans

Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream Tks 3,8
©2010 PoetsWest

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Curating Seattle City Council Poetry Readings

7/14/2010 Today is my last City Council Meeting as curator. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity. The reading series will continue with the next curator - check it out! Also, you can read text of the poems here:

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I am excited to be curating the Words' Worth poetry readings at Seattle City Council!

The Housing, Human Services, Health and Culture committee meetings, chaired by Nick Licata, will begin with a poem. You can watch them live by going to the Seattle Channel website and clicking "Watch Live" or catch them in the archives later.

Fri, Jan 29 at 3 pm PT: Priya Keefe
Wed, Feb 10 at 2 pm PT: Drew Dillhunt
Wed, Feb 24 at 2 pm PT: Yvonne Croteau
Wed, Mar 10 at 2 pm PST: Nashira Priester
Fri, Apr 2 at 2 pm PT: Thomas Thomas
Wed, Apr 14 at 2 pm PT:  C. Albert
Wed, Apr 28 at 2 pm PT:  Ellen Welcker
Wed, May 26 at 2 pm PT: Larry Crist
Wed, Jun 23 at 2 pm PT: Dobbie Norris
Wed, Jul 14 at 2 pm PT: Priya Keefe

Friday, June 25, 2010

Slumberfest: 25 hour, international open mic

I'm performing at 4:30 pm Pacific Time, Saturday, June 26, 2010 on the interwebs...

Watch live:

Here’s how it's done: live satellite video chat, projectors rigged to laptops, and an unbroken stream of black coffee. Live performance from all over the world is beamed onto the walls. Musicians and poets from all over the Bay Area grace our stage. Artists can speak any language or reside in any nation. The only rule is that someone has to be performing something every waking second for exactly 24 hours. Join us for a mad marathon of art and community, making the world a little smaller by expanding our horizons. Hosted by World Slam Champion Mike Mcgee and insomniac poet David Perez. Anyone who stays for the full 24 hours earns honorary poet laureate of San Jose status.

Friday, June 25, 2010 8:00pm to Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:00pm  
In the flesh:  SOIL Creative Studios / 190 Martha Street, Studio H /  San Jose, CA / USA

Thursday, April 29, 2010

North American Tour!

Em, actually, I'm just reading in Everett.

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 7 - 9 pm.
Priya Keefe featured reader at Zippy's Java Lounge. Open mic. Hosted by Garrett Rutledge.

1804 Hewitt Ave.
(Rockefeller & Hewitt)
Everett, WA 98201

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's About Time Writers Series #247

Thurs March 11, 2010 - Michael Daley on The Writer's Craft: "Misdirections, making a new poem by imitating others" + Priya Keefe, Peter Ludwin, and Laura Snyder.  Curated by Esther Altshul Helfgott.

Ballard library
5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle , WA 98107

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

If I didn't have an entire book to put together, my website never would have gotten updated

My dishes are clean, too.

Two weeks to put together a book of approximately 50 poems.  That is, two weeks left. 

Now, time to alphabetize my CDs...