April 2023


Eleventh Month,
Eleventh Day,
Eleventh Hour

All Quiet on the Western Front
There is nothing but guilt, horror, terror and destruction, and we have ourselves to blame for that. 
Miles David Moore

SF Ballet Next@90 Festival

Program C and Giselle

It finished with another trio of pleasant surprises. The festival had a major theme: what does the future of classical ballet promise to look like?
Renate Stendhal

A Whirlwind Theatre Tour
of the Big Apple
Three days is never enough in what had been my home. I always come back refreshed and invigorated from being in New York City.
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold


Welcome to Wrexham
MichaelBettencourt | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.comThis is something that caught us by surprise on Hulu after we finished watching Reservation Dogs: a documentary about Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buying a Welsh football team . 
Michael Bettencourt

And All That Jazz

Arthur Danin Adler

Two For Tuesday
Claudine Jones | Scene4 MagazineIt's been tough
we're nervous
a week out.

Claudine Jones

Diggin' the Scene
Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
The scene I wish I could have been a part of
more than any other would be the Laurel Canyon
singer-songwriter scene of the 1960's

Les Marcott

"The porch light coming on again": A Tribute to Weldon Kees
Gregory Luce | Scene4 MagazineThe current literary reputation of Weldon Kees is
both paradoxical and exemplary. Now as in his lifetime, Kees
remains a poet's poet.

Gregory Luce

Billy Squier: "Harder on a Woman"
Patrick Walsh | Scene4 MagazineIt's good to hear a vibrant Billy Squier making new music—alas,
for the wrong reason. Billy would rather rather be in his garden or tending to the trees of Central Park.

Patrick Walsh


Visual Poems

The last of the last.
 But wait...
there's something new coming.

David Alpaugh


The Exigencies and Ecstasies of Attending a Distant Book Fair Convention
Why would the Steiny Road Poet go to the AWP Seattle Book Fair in 2023?
Karren Alenier

A Life in the Key of Moe's
Ubu, Moe, Moe's Books, Berkeley
It would be hard to write about Moe without being tempted to call him "legendary" and "larger-than-life."
Lissa Tyler Renaud

Sukit Sukrakarn
สุกิจ ศุกระกาญจน์
Create an equation of goodness and create works that are unique for society.
Janine Yasovant

Kandinsky Anew | Lissa Tyler Renaud | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com

For the 4th Anniversary of "Kandinsky Anew"
Re-introducing the Introduction

In April of 2019, I wrote my first piece for this series.
This is the 49th entry.

Lissa Tyler Renaud

Early Days in the Vortex/ Part Two
 In five thousand or so years, some avian monk may compile a catalogue of
 all of the obscure writers of our era.

Brian George



BRAZIL    Altenir Silva  
Brazil is a country full of contradictions. Brazilians celebrate the Carnival every year in February, a pagan feast that exalts glee and sensuality.


Fire Reborn | The Art of SS Burrus-A Retrospective | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com
Patrick Nagel - It's In the Eyes | Scene4 Magazine | www.scene4.com

Will you speak Greek to me?
The Art of Philip Gerstein

At the Start of the Grand Canal
1 & 2

Bridges to the Arsenal
The Art of David Wiley

The Art of SS. Burrus
A Retrospective

When the Earth is ravaged
and the animals are dying,
a new tribe of people will appear
on the Earth

Patrick Nagel
It's in the Eyes



Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Audio | Theatre Thoughts  | Michael Bettencourt  | www.scene4.com

Theatre Thoughts
An entertaining array of audio essays on an array
of theatre topics by an astute and entertaining essayist

You Don't Say!
Occasional Musings by an occasionally amused writer



Undress Me  
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to
undress her, by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue

Light Fantastic  
Weighty matters of brain neurons and addiction, two kisses, single-malt scotch, the green dance of blue, yellow lasers

Ear Buds
What happens when we love our devices
 — and they love us back

The Greed Gene
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor that
their child has the greed gene, there is nothing they can do


Letters to the Editor






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The Steiny Road
Index of Karren Alenier's
columns and writings

Film Reviews
Index of Miles David Moore's 
reviews and writings

Index of Renate Stendhal's
writings and reviews

Index of Arthur Danin Adler's
columns and writings

Kandinsky Anew
Index of the series by
Lissa Tyler Renaud



Good Reading Is Currently On Sale Here

Karren Alenier
The Dresser addresses what's
underneath the art

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