24 Nov

iraqi kiss

… The two Iraqi young men seem to be trying to unnerve the American soldier holding a machine gun shortly after the invasion of Iraq […]

21 Nov

Bill Kushner

… On November 16, 2015 at the Poetry Project in NYC Stacy Szymaszek organized a memorial reading for Bill Kushner. It was really a beautiful […]

31 Oct

Part of the Bargain

… I went over to Scott’s penthouse on 23rd Street a few weeks ago to record him reading some poems from a book of his […]

25 Oct

Philly by Stephen Spera

… Back in the early 70s in my early 20s while working at a lock and key factory in North Philly, I lost the inspiration […]

9 Oct


… Marrucine Asini, manu sinistra non belle uteris in ioco atque vino: tollis lintea neglegentiorum. hoc salsum esse putas? fugit te, inepte! quamvis sordida res […]

8 Oct


… Surripui tibi, dum ludis, mellite Iuventi, suaviolum dulci dulcius ambrosia. verum id non impune tuli: namque amplius horam suffixum in summa me memini esse […]

6 Oct


… Paene insularum, Sirmio, insularumque ocelle, quascumque in liquentibus stagnis marique vasto fert uterque Neptunus, quam te libenter quamque laetus inviso, vix mi ipse credens […]

22 Sep


… There are books of poems that are easy reads that I finish quickly. Bernadette Mayer’s Utopia was a book like that, so was Ted […]

21 Aug


… In English we can take a noun and change it into a verb and the sentence still makes sense. I saw an example recently. […]

12 Aug


… Catullus 11 was written toward the end of the poet’s life circa 54 BCE, around the time Caesar, a friend of his, invaded Britain. […]

5 Aug


… On Saturday, September 4, 2010, at Saint Mark’s Church, Bill read When I was Five. It would be published the following year by Sputyen […]

26 Jul


… … … The Idea of Order at Key West She sang beyond the genius of the sea. The water never formed to mind or […]