They may be initially unpleasant,
But people school themselves to like them.
The New York State poetry presses participating in the first year of Waterways’ poery book
fairs were American Book Review, A Shout in the Street, Bramwell-Marsh,
Brooklyn Ferry Poets, Contact II, Cross-Cultural Communications,
Full Track Press, Glassworks, Greenfield Review, Helen Review, Home
Planet News, Ithaca House, Nambati Press, New Scribes, Nok, Poetry in
Public Places, Red Dust, Shamal Books, Strawberry Press, Sunbury Press,
Swamp Press, SZ Press, Ten Penny Players, The Smith, 13th Moon, and
Analogy and Metaphor – Pat Fillingham
South Street Seaport July 4, 1979
I really like that kind of bridge
Because the trains go over it.
Manhattan Bridge – A. Thomas Perry
Pier 13 Staten Island, July 21, 1979
Free Enterprise And The American Way - Barbara Fisher
Pier 84 at West 44th Street Manhattan, July 29, 1979
Why night after night do I
attempt this poem?
Higgins Again – Donald Lev
Pier at 44th Drive, Long Island City, August 12, 1979
it is the business
of the poet to take risks.
North River Bulkhead, Greenwich Village, August 19, 1979
She turns over in bed,
Her hair gets in my mouth.
Margie – Richard Davidson
Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, August 25 & 26, 1979
We shall wander gingerly
down the stairs and sit
in the corner by the platform
which awaits our turns.
You Will Always Be There – Barbara A. Holland
Hudson Heritage Festival at Kingston, September 8 & 9, 1979.
it is too expensive for you
to live in your own home
Your Friendly Local Watchdog Has Found – Robert R. Fox
At the first New York Is Book Country - a poetry reading was held
in front of the Museum Of Modern Art on West 53rd St. Sept. 16, 1979
“A gallery is just a store that sells paintings,” she said.
“No No,” I said.
Anger Lesson – Hal Sirowitz
An ongoing poetry workshop -- NY Poetry Festival at St. Clements.
I sing to you across fields of maize
Your grandmother cultivated before your birth
I Sing To You Across Fields Of Maize – Virginia Scott
Joan of Arc slumped in the fetal position at
the stake; the roar of burning embers and smoke
at one with the miraculous forest voices at the end.
Beyond Mortal Limit & Time – Sidney Bernard
As part of the NYC Countdown to the 1980 Winter Olympics,
Waterways held an event at Loeb Student Center on December 13, 1979.