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  1. Comics Doing Poetry, etc.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2024




        The poetry reading last Sunday lifted my spirits.  It was a small-ish turnout, but high in quality.  Plus I got to see and hear the work of my friend, Mindy Levokove.  Michael Graves curates this part of the Phoenix Series, and he was so encouraging to me.  I appreciate him very much.

        The weather was delightful.  But still I was late.  My #4 train stop was being bypassed by downtown trains due to track work.  I had to take the train uptown to go downtown.  Then, at 42nd, I had to switch to the #6.  I have seen too much local news and find myself afraid of being in the subway.  So I had anxiety the whole way down about that and being late.

        But the atmosphere felt so good, the people so accepting.  They appreciated my poetry and verbalized it.  It’s a nourishing feeling, different than other kinds of nourishment.

        The Monday before, I spent the eclipse with my two closest friends.  We went to the Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn and observed the eclipse from there with our special glasses.  Mainly, I loved the three of us being together.

        Tuesday, 4/16, was my best friend’s birthday.  He and I got together for the evening portion of his birthday.  Went out for Indian food (he treated), and we hung out talking.  I had a zero-budget situation, so I made him a very personal card that only ‘besties’ could do.  It caused a LOTTA laughter.  He appreciated that very much.  On zero budget, it was a goodie.  But it will have to go in a hidden file.

        This Saturday, 4/20, I will be part of a reading at the Thompkins Square Library, 331 East 10th Street, NYC.  Evie Ivy put together an anthology of poems during COVID and is curating this reading and selling copies of the anthology.  It’s at 1:00pm and is FREE.  If this appeals to you, come on over.

        If you need a unique gift for a male or female who this applies to:

    please let me know.  My email is  They are Hanes, size XL.



    Forever love to CGG-M  ❤💜💕
    Mindy Matijasevic
    April 2024

  2. It's Been A While ...

    Sunday, April 7, 2024



    A lot has gone on in the past few months, but I’m focusing on the positive for now.  I’ve had some acting work during that time.  Most were brief parts that paid money.  But the most enjoyable and interesting role did not pay money.  I did it anyway, which is rare these days.  I’ll be getting a copy of the film, and the experience was very uplifting.  After the audition, I felt I had it.  The only times I have felt like that, I did get the role.  I’m not overly confident in general.  As a child, I never said, “I failed the test” and then got a 90%.  I usually have a pretty good idea of how I did.

    After the on-line audition, I wrote this poem:


    For a Woman


    So many parallels to my life

    as I auditioned for the role

    of a divorced woman

    a woman who left her husband

    for a woman

    except the woman

    I left my husband for

    was me


    (c) Mindy Matijasevic
    February 2024



         I have some things coming up that might interest you.

    • ·        Sunday, April 14th at 4pm.  Poetry – $5 contribution.  This reading will take place in a poet’s apartment.  If you are interested in attending, let me know so I can ask her about giving out her address.
    • ·        Saturday, April 20th at 1pm.  Poetry – FREE. Tompkins Square Library, 331 East 10th Street, near Avenue B.  Book party for an anthology of COVID poems.  Copies will be available for purchase.
    • ·        Monday, May 6th at 6:30pm.  Poetry and Prose - $5 donation.  Phoenix Reading Series at Shades of Green, 125 East 15th Street, NYC.
    • ·        Wednesday, May 8th at 8:30pm.  Comedy Show!  FREE.  Randy Epley’s show at the Selina Chelsea Hotel, in the HOWM Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, 518 West 27th Street, NYC.
    • ·        Friday, June 14th at 8pm.  Comedy Show!  $15 cover, no minimum at The Artist, 249 City Island Ave., City Island, Bronx, NY.  Featuring Tom Brennan, Paul Hallasy, and Joe Fulton; hosted by me.  Laughter guaranteed!!!

    Have a safe eclipse! 

    With constant love to CGG-M  ❤❤❤

    Mindy Matijasevic, April 2024