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Poetry Is Weird

Great interview, Kathi. Thank you!!
Sarah Browning
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Community Rocks

Kathi is becoming a leading spokesperson for our time and why is this? Because she takes the taboo away from everything...she forgets what society does and does not want from the writer. She takes the world as an untold narrative and gives it the story it desperately needs. I love her

Grace Cavalieri

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Kathi Wolfe

I am beginning to believe that Kathi Wolfe is the new Peter DeVries. Her brilliant humor surpasses anyone of her generation because it has CONTENT, FORM, and BEAUTY and from now on, my favorite color is corduroy.
Grace Cavalieri
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Innocence is a return: Anna Nicole

Although I am the proud owner of this red Ferrari of all reviews, I wish to comment on Kathi's writing. I have always read Kathi's work anywhere I could, including Scene4. She is the best reviewer, and the best kind of reviewer. She works with many qualities: blazing intelligence and spiritual power are the first that come to mind, but the humor laced with compassion is her keynote. I copied the article in Scene4 to distribute and I regret that.I should have allowed the 50 readers to make their comments in this box instead of personally to me...comments of praise for Kathi's generous hand. The fact that Kathi is a poet of distinction and originality makes her qualified to talk about poetry. Thank you Scene4. I will not preempt the system again!
Grace Cavalieri
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Grace, Kathi, and Anna Nicole

Kathi Wolfe's article about Grace Cavalieri's Anna Nicole poems is her best yet for this magazine, and that's saying something. Grace is one of our poetic national treasures, writing character poems as vivid and enthralling as the greatest fiction, and Kathi has captured masterfully both Grace's personality and her significance in the poetry world.
Miles David Moore
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Anna Nicole

Kathi, thank you for seeing clearly Anna and Grace. Your vision is keen and your heart is tender. Bless you.
Ken Flynn
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Kathi Wolfe on Sarah Palin

Brilliance that lights up the sky. And maybe prophetic as well.

Grace

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Kathi Wolfe

Elucidates, as usual, the condition of the world and humankind!

Grace

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Happy Birthday, J.D. Salinger!

Nice work on the Salinger piece. Every young person I know was "forced" to read him in school, and ended up being surprised at how much they liked his work.

M.

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Life With the .....Kathi Wolfe

Kathi Wolfe, how do I love thee. You hit it out of the park with this one!

Grace Cavalieri

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Happy Birthday Yogi!

Yogi Berra isn't the usual poet, but you know what, his words stick in your mind. As a New Yorker, I claim him, and I'm delighted to see him celebrated by Kathi Wolfe.

Martha Gotwals

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Yogi Berra and Kathi Wolfe

Kathi Wolfe's column on Yogi Berra presents the delightful spectacle of one American original paying tribute to another. In a perfect world, Kathi would be as famous as Yogi. But alas, in Yogi's words, "Even if this were a perfect world, it wouldn't be."

Miles David Moore

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Happy Anniversary, Nick & Nora

As a mystery fan and a classic movie fan, I love Nick and Nora Charles. And, as Kathi Wolfe has noted, they have a wonderful marriage. For me though, it's not the sexy happy nature of their marriage that appeals. It's the fact that they're so much fun. You just know, it would be a blast to spend time with them.

Martha Gotwals

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For Our 10th Anniversary- Kathi Wolfe Rides Again!

And like "Destry" she returns from the 'dust' of a bad shoot-out with fate... with her wry and poetic fast-draw intact. You won't want to miss Kathi's take on things mortal - For the Love of Heaven in the May issue. Welcome back to Life Among the Heffalumps, Kathi, we 'thumpers' missed you.

And in this last issue of our 10th year of publication, take some time with Michael Bettencourt's usual penetrating insights on the 'homelessness' of playwrights - Outrageous Fortune; Nathan Thomas' wise and enduring view on the 'business of show' - Sleeper Awake; Martin Challis' down-under head-turning commentary on 'the theatre of sports' - The Shared Experience along with the latest chapter of his serialized novel - Where Cedar Creek Falls ; and Les Marcott's down-to-earth, Texas-Hold 'Em view on 'private matters and public apologies - Apologist for the Unapologetic.

All inView in the May issue of Scene4, online May 1st... including reviews and insights of film, dance, books, opera, the Arts of Thailand by some of the best writers on the web. And top it off with a quick go-around with "The Old Hippy" - Memories That 'Chitter' the Heart'.

Year 11 begins in June!

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Kathi Wolfe

SURELY one of the most important voices writing today. Humor and Intelligence. What a perfect marriage.

Grace Cavalieri

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Kathi Wolfe (Bleep)

How brilliant is this writer. I think the New Yorker is going to steal her away from Scene4 and put her in a penthouse if we are not very effing vigilant. I swear, she is the best commentator alive!

Grace Cavalieri

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Kathi Wolfe

Kathi Wolfe is a cultural critic and poet extraordinaire. But most of all, she is sweet and funny and compassionate. I am so glad she speaks for our times. She humanizes poetry, and is as funny as Joan RIvers many many times.

Grace Cavalieri

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Kathi Wolfe

Is there anyone wittier, funnier, more in touch than Kathi? She makes nostalgia and cultural criticism like truffles and champagne. Here is a journalist who uses her sensuality to comment on society's lack of it...and her authenticity to point out that which is not genuine. America's Treasure is published in Scene4.

Grace Cavalieri

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Kathi Wolfe

If there is anhyone who writes better than KATHI WOLFE, I do not know who that person might be.. Wit was revered by the metaphysical poets and it is renewed by this 21st century poet/pundit. Social Commentary and humor; wisdom and compassion; salt and hot pepper. It is all there. What others do you know who can boast such gifts? I love Kathi's work

Grace Cavalieri

On Kathi Wolfe

Kathi captures the voice of our time--the idiom, the taste, the colloquialism. But that is not enough. It is her spin on it, her lustrous magic that makes all these things a tornado of throught and spirit. I love her writing.

Grace Cavalieri

Eeyore as Seer

Hey Kathi, I'll take the wisdom of Eeyore like "We can look for the North Pole, or we can play 'Here we go gathering Nuts in May'" over that of Michele Bachman who said, "We are running out of rich people in this country." She doesn't know her geography, history, science, sociology, demographics, and so how could anyone expect her to understand why gayness can't be prayed away. Pity that poor politician who thinks America is running out of millionaires. I'm lighting a candle for your birthday cake, close your eyes, and make a wish. Then let's go to the North Pole. We have too many nuts in May already!

Karren Alenier

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Camelot and Heffalumps

Thank you, Kathi, for putting words around a common experience I and many other women have. I don't know why we think it's so important for girls to look like girls and boys to look like boys -- it's an unrealistic and constraining standard. And who gets to set the rules, anyway? 

Josie Byzek

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Kathi Wolfe

As usual, Kathi draws from her own experiences to illuminate the world we live in. It is not always ideal, but, through Kathi's eyes, it is clear, warm, filled with good humor and seen for what it is. A great gift given us.

Grace Cavalieri

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With some grace

Many thanks to Kathi Wolfe for her remembrance of Adrienne Rich and for her own sensory-provoking poetry. She's a wonderful writer.

Naomi Rubenstein

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Sessions by Kathi Wolfe

As always, Kathi's eloquence is only equaled by her metaphysical and superior understandings of our humankind...frailities and power both....

Grace Cavalieri

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Life Among the Heffalumps

I too have had conversations with Mr. Grim Reaper. I've spoken to the old guy in almost every novel, play, screenplay, or short story I've written. I rant, flail, castigate, and even sometimes cajole, but never does he acknowledge me. But you're right. Because he's on my shoulder almost every moment, I do continue to attempt to leave something, not only on pages, paper or virtual, performances, and my over-burdened hard drive, but to my family and friends.  So I say here's to you, G.R.. Thank you for your continual poking and prodding. I don't look forward to the day we finally shake hands, but I'm grateful for the interim reminders.

Elizabeth Appell

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After Hurricane Sandy

This is more than a poem, it's a dream bordering on a nightmare with hope at its edges. Thanks to Kathi Wolfe for a unique and disturbing presence at a disaster that won't go away.

Michael Aptrow

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Comedy Gets Some Love

Thanks a lot for the tribute to Elaine May. She's at the heart of what American comedy is all about and her medal is righteous and well-deserved. If anyone is a national treasure, she is.

Ricki Cohen

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Shirley Temple

This is a nice tribute to Shirley Temple. She was a super-star in her time, an amazing thing since there was no social media then and no internet. It's interesting that she grew up to be a not so good actor as a teen-ager and worse as an adult. Probably why she retired early. It seems to be a common occurrence with many famous child stars.

Pauline Warkowski

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Kathi Wolfe

Kathi is the Queen of Pop Culture Poetry, moving pop culture to the highest artform.

Grace Cavalieri

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Stan Freberg

I loved Stan Freberg (R.I.P.). He was an 'original' and paved the way for a lot of today's comedy. Kathi Wolfe, in her usual offbeat-upbeat way, honors him nicely and places him just where we should see him. She's an original too.

Ari Kaufman

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