A Fresh Start

dear zephyrs and gales,

i'm grateful to still be alive and able to greet you after what for me was a very brutal month of may. there is still much more work to be done, but the light at the end of the tunnel (i.e., summer) approaches, and the winds of change are sweeping in! i will be moving to boston (or, more accurately, cambridge) in july. the boston area has been calling me for a few years, and i'm now able to answer its invitation with a grand ol' YES. i will undoubtedly make many visits back to the garden state and new york city, but my upcoming nyc appearance may be the last local solo show before i pack up my bindle and move 200 miles away!

read on to see what's coming and what i've been up to...

leaps of location and faith,


book launch for Jean Gallagher's Start 

friday, june 8th, 6-8 pm
37 west 17th street, 6th floor west
new york, ny
poetry by Jean Gallagher
poetry by Marie Ponsot (how fortunate we are!)
music by Petaluma Vale
food, wine, books (a glorious triad, if you ask me)
RSVP to jgalla@poly.edu



Jaggery's Road Awakening Tour (we hit the road for the first time in two years!)

fri 6/22 ~ NYC, The Living Room ~ 8pm
sat 6/23 ~ Bethlehem, PA, venue TBA
sun 6/24 ~ Baltimore, MD, The Windup Space 
mon 6/25 ~ Washington, DC, The Red Palace
tues 6/26 ~ Jamestown, NY, Labyrinth Press Co. + Mojo's
wed 6/27 ~ Toronto, ON, CANADA!, The Boat

thurs 6/28 ~ Binghamton, NY, Lost Dog Cafe ~ 9pm-12am
fri 6/29 ~ Providence, RI, Firehouse 13
sat 6/30 ~ Somerville, MA, Davis Square Theater

further details will be provided


Howdy Stranger theme song

i lent my voice to the theme song for a dear friend's comedy troupe!
they do improv comedy, sketch comedy, and run workshops for students and adults (hire them at your school!). they're called
Howdy Stranger, and in may they released their very first video.
it's called
Spoilers, and without further ado (i don't want to give anything away),
i present you with The Link:

Howdy Stranger: Spoilers