Category Archives: writing

“Emissaries” Reading at MOTHERBOX Friday 5/18/18

Please join us for Emissaries, a night of candlelit readings and the launch of The Enthusiast, a limited-edition press specializing in talismanic bindings at MOTHERBOX on Brooklyn Friday, May 18, 2018 8PM MOTHERBOX 405 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 Hand-bound editions of Vroom-Vroom by Geoffrey Bridgman, Transcriptions by Katherine Finkelstein, Famous for Never by Peter […]

A MOTHER’S LAST WISH by Peter Nolan Smith

After the last holidays of 2006 my mother entered the final stages of her battle with cancer. These last rounds were not a pretty site, but her beauty remained intact to the end. Several days after the New Year my mother held my hand and said, “I’m so happy I made Christmas.” “Me too.” I […]

More Is Not Necessarily More

A friend recently castigated my writing with the criticism that I was a sloppy writer. He was speaking the truth and I said, “My father always thought that I was sloppy too.” “You end up writing too much.” Dannett was editor for a famed newspaper’s obit section. “Sometimes more is more.” “I wish that you […]

Peter Nolan Smith – CLUB 57 Reading @ MoMA 2/8/2018

Peter Nolan Smith Reading – CLUB 57 READING AT MoMA February 8, 2018 4PM at the CLUB 57 Exhibition at MoMA 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019 Readings by Peter Nolan Smith with friends; Ann Magnuson, Willem Dafoe, and Larry Fleischman Fotos by Anthony Scibelli, Peter Nolan Smith, and Kim Davis Video by […]

12:09PM Prosecco High Noon

My high school offered Typing 101. The class was taught by a woman. Every students were male. Xaverian-Westwood was all-boy. I was a math major. My foreign language was German. Typing 101 was for football players. Our team was State Champs. 9-0 in the Catholic Conference. I took Creative Writing instead of Typing 101. I […]