Monday, December 14, 2009

edgar oliver DVD release party -- 'the hermit & other poems'

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Edgar Oliver DVD release; 'the hermit & other poems'

straw2gold pictures & oilcan press invite you to a release party
at Zebulon
258 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 8pm
to see an excerpt of the film by Robert O'Haire & Jeff Burns.

'the hermit & other poems' is written by & starring Edgar Oliver. It includes 'The Hermit', poems excerpted from 'a portrait of new york by a wanderer there' and 'mother was a hit run driver' from his play 'Motel Blue 19'.

Join the Edgar Oliver group on facebook.

Original music composed for the film by Michal Szostalo & performed by Daniel Levin. Art by Aaron Howard.

Edgar Oliver started performing in New York at the Pyramid in the mid-1980's alongside artists including Hapi Phace, Kembra Pfahler, Samoa and playwright Kestutis Nakas.

As a playwright, many of Oliver's plays have been staged at La MaMa and other downtown NYC theatres, including The Seven Year Vacation, The Poetry Killer, Hands in Wartime, Motel Blue 19 and Mosquito Succulence.

As a stage actor, he has performed in countless plays including Edward II with Cliplight Theater, Marc Palmieri's Carl the Second, Lipsynka's Dial M for Model and numerous productions at Axis including Trinity 5:29, A Glance at New York (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NYC), Julius Caesar, USS Frankenstein, the Hospital series, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid and the one-man show East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (written by Edgar & directed by Randy Sharp - Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NYC).

Edgar is also one of the most beloved storytellers at The Moth.

His film roles include That's Beautiful Frank, Henry May Long (directed by Axis' Randy Sharp) and Gentlemen Broncos (directed by Jared Hess). His published works include A Portrait of New York by a Wanderer There and Summer (published by oilcan press -; and The Man Who Loved Plants (published by Panther Books and available at

'the hermit' trailer

oilcan press & straw2goldpictures present: a new film written by & starring edgar oliver:

Monday, December 7, 2009

national novel writing month

yes. november ws nanowrimo [see]

i ws able to conquer the goal of 50k words and as it turns out, as i type handwritten passages, even more words than i'd guessed.

the book i began in this 50k frenzy is called 'david's dream' or 'sleep, where in the waste is the wisdom?' oooooooor 'eat the earth'.

it features such favorites as sloths and talking fish. some 35 pps of typewritten manuscript are scanned & posted on the mighty flickr where ye can enjoy some delighting wordery, perhaps:

eat the earth

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