Theatre Review: ‘Macbeth’ at Shakespeare in Delaware Park

From my first review for Buffalo Theatre Guide: ““Macbeth” is very good Shakespeare, with everything one expects from very good Shakespeare: leads capable of leading (in the sturdy Matt Witten and the confident Lisa Vitrano), delightful dialogue, and even a Shakespearean scene-stealing fool (Gerry Maher in perfect pitch as our porter).”

On Shakespeare’s Bigotry: An Open Letter

On Tuesday, 13 June 2017, I opened up the Buffalo News to find a perplexing letter to the editor. Someone named Gerhard Falk was calling for an end to the “literary correctness” that kept Shakespeare on our bookshelves and in our syllabi. Gerhard Falk wanted us to “ignore Shakespeare.” This was absurd. You cannot, of course,Continue reading “On Shakespeare’s Bigotry: An Open Letter”

[The Brother 2014]: Organizing Isolation excerpt in The Buffalo News

This past Sunday the Buffalo News poetry curator R.D. Pohl published [The Brother October 2014], an excerpt from my collection Organizing Isolation: Half-Lives of Love at Long Distance. Check the @thebuffalonews this Mothers Day morning for a little Sunday Poetry. This piece is from my debut collection, Organizing Isolation. Buy it online or catch me June 3rdContinue reading “[The Brother 2014]: Organizing Isolation excerpt in The Buffalo News”

Peach Mag Editor Reviews Organizing Isolation in The Public

Peach Mag editor Rachelle Toarmino reviewed Organizing Isolation in this week’s Public. Rachelle was the first person to see any drafts of these poems – it was Rachelle who suggested I reach out to Joel Brenden of Linoleum press to collaborate – and so it’s fitting that she should be the first voice to comment on theContinue reading “Peach Mag Editor Reviews Organizing Isolation in The Public”

Organizing Isolation launched, on sale now from Linoleum Press

Last Friday night, the CEPA Studio Loft hosted the launch party for my debut poetry collection, Organizing Isolation: Half-Lives of Love at Long Distance. Getting the #spot ready for tomorrow! Meet me @ 7pm right here. A post shared by Aidan Ryan (@aidanlyaeus) on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:12pm PDT The space was decorated with glossyContinue reading “Organizing Isolation launched, on sale now from Linoleum Press”