"Please don’t ask me to go there. I don’t want to. I still don’t want him in the path. It is no use to stage a riot. The sidewalk was in trouble and the bears were in trouble and I broke it up. Please put me in that room. Please keep him in control. My gilt edged stuff and those dirty rats have tuned in. Please mother, don’t tear, don’t rip; that is something that shouldn’t be spoken about. Please get me up, my friends. Please, look out. The shooting is a bit wild, and that kind of shooting saved a man’s life. No payrolls. No wells. No coupons. That would be entirely out. Pardon me, I forgot I am plaintiff and not defendant. Look out. Look out for him. Please."
—the final statement of Dutch Schultz
The Alley Cats, The Amsterdam All-Stars, The Baseball Furies, The Black
Hands, The Blackjacks, The Big Trains, The Boppers, The Boyle Avenue
Runners, The Charlemagnes, The Colt 45′s, The Dealers, The Delaney Rovers,
The Dingos, The E Street Shufflers, The Easy Aces, The Electric
Eliminators, The Eighth Avenue Apaches, The Fastballs, The Fifth Street
Bombers, The Filmores, The Firetasters, The Five Points, The Gerrards, The
Gladiators, The Go Hards, The Gun Hill Dancers, The Gramercy Riffs, The
High Hats, The High Rollers, The Homeboys, The Hoplites, The Howitzers, The
Huks, The Hurricanes, The Imps, The Jesters, The Jones Street Boys, The
Judas Bunch, The Jupiters, The Knockdowns, The Knuckles, The Lizzies, The
Locos, The Magicians, The Meatpackers, The Moonrunners, The Napoleons, The
Nickel Steaks, The Nightriders, The Ninth Avenue Razors, The Orphans, The
Panzers, The Phillies, The Plainsmen, The Punks, The Queen’s Bridge
Mutilators, The Real Boys, The Red Hook Shooters, The Roadmasters, The
Rogues, The Romans, The Runaways, The Saracens, The Saratogas, The Savage
Huns, The Shanghai Sultans, The Southern Cross, The Speedwagons, The
Stevedores, The Stilletos, The Stonebreakers, The Terriers, The Turks, The
Turnbull AC’s, The Van Cortlandt Rangers, The Warriors, The Whispers, The
Wizards, The Xenophones, The Xylophones, The Yo-Yo’s, The Youngbloods, The
Zodiacs, The Zulus
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David Whitton, The Reverse Cowgirl
From the January/February issue of Alberta Views:
On December 2, 2011, I was lucky enough to launch The Reverse Cowgirl in London, Ontario, alongside fellow London native Kathryn Mockler, whose book, Onion Man (Tightrope Books), is a must-read. Our co-reader was Londoner Christine Walde, who recently launched her own excellent chapbook of poetry called The Black Car (Baseline Press). A great big thanks to everyone at Forest City Gallery for organizing a truly awesome event. I was impressed.
The photos above were taken by FCG volunteer Harman, reposted here by kind permission; the paintings on the walls are by Ian Mclean, and the photos are by Colin Carney.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to FCG, Kathryn, Christine, and everyone who came to help us celebrate.