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Teaser for Season 2 of BookSmart with Douglas Daye

Mr. Ross on “Dispatches from New York” on Douglas calls in. Mr. Ross plans to write and record a screenplay based on John Jervis, Chief Engineer of The Croton Aqueduct, completed in 1842. Nigel Louis Stevenson reads “Doomsday” another poem from his Oxford series, written in 2003. Special thanks go out to Mr. Bill Everatt, of, for sound and music.

Final Episode of Season 1; Nigel’s poem, Climbing Trees, Chapter 30 of HARD WATER

Nigel reads “Preliminary Journey, Part VII: The Commending of the Degrees”. Climbing Trees sings “Graves”. Mr. Ross reads Ch. 30 and Epilogue of HARD WATER. Climbing Trees sings “Setting Sun”.

Douglas notes Mr. Ross may be back for Season 2 in September reading his novel Spread Thy Love, or, The Dogwalker.


Douglas Daye

Nigel’s poem, Steve Forbert, Chapter 29 of HARD WATER, John Spillane of Nomos

Nigel reads “Preliminary Journey, Part VI; The Return”, Steve Forbert sings “Rolling Home to Someone You Love”, Mr. Ross reads Chapter 29 of HARD WATER, John Spillane of Nomos sings “I Won’t Be Afraid Anymore”.

Nigel’s poems, Jenn Grant, Chapter 27 of HARD WATER, Kyle Morton

Nigel reads Part 2 and 3 of Preliminary Journey, Jenn Grant sings “Lion With Me”, Mr. Ross reads ch. 27 of HARD WATER, Kyle Morton of Typhoon sings “What Will Save You”.

(Al Krautter’s 12 Steps to Natural Gardening)

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Nigel’s poem, Wake Owl, Ch. 26 of HARD WATER, Chris Staples

Douglas reminds us of BookSmart T-shirts, Al Krautter’s 12 Steps to Natural Gardening, Nigel reads “Preliminary Journey; The Low Countries” from his Oxford series, Wake Owl sings “To Be Used”, Mr. Ross reads Ch. 26 of HARD WATER, Chris Staples sings “Full Color Dream”.

BookSmart T-shirts, Nigel’s poem, Ardency, Ch. 25 of HARD WATER, David Ramirez

Douglas proffers Shopify address for to get BookSmart T-shirts; Nigel reads his poem, “Oxford, Summer, 2003; Ardency sings “I Saw The End”, Mr. Ross reads ch. 25 of HARD WATER; David Ramirez sings “I’m Not Going Anywhere”.

Nigel’s poem, Partner, Chapter 24 of HARD WATER, Del Water Gap Band

Nigel presents T-shirt scheme on Shopify; Nigel reads “Methusala” from his Philadelphia Series; Partner sings “Creature in the Sun”; Mr. Ross reads Chapter 24 of HARD WATER; Del Water Gap Band sings “Cut the Rope”.

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Nigel’s poem, “Goodpain” by Yoke Lore, Chapter 23, “Wild Mercury” by Vandaveer

Nigel reads “I Like It” from his Philadelphia series of poems; Yoke Lore sings “Goodpain”; Mr. Ross reads Chapter 23 from Part III, “It’s Got To Be Sacred” from the novel, HARD WATER; Vandaveer sings “Wild Mercury”.

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Nigel’s Poem, A.S. Fanning, Chapter 22 of HARD WATER, Justin Rutledge

Nigel Louis Stevenson recites “Some Questions”, a poem from his Philadelphia series; A.S. Fanning sings “Never Been Gone”; Mr. Ross reads Chapter 22 of HARD WATER; Justin Rutledge sings “The Great Ascension”.

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