28 Mar

spring butterfly

… The butterflies of spring are small and dark not colorful and bright like butterflies of summer hovering from flower to flower in beauty’s camouflage. …

27 Mar

spider the excellent spider

… … I found a dimpled spider, fat and white, On a white heal-all, holding up a moth Like a white piece of rigid satin …

21 Mar

I write the word

… I write the word: I am behind it You read the word: you are before it We make a oneness, a reflection two separate …

21 Mar

Cover

… In the early 90s I went to Mexio to work on my novel, What Night Forgets, usually for the month of January. When I …

20 Mar

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… February 17, on a writing assignment for the Bryant Park Poetry Series, I went to the Kinokuniya Bookstore at 1073 Avenue of the Americas …

15 Mar

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If it weren’t for Stephen Spera, I doubt I’d have gotten into Barney. I was very lax, and still am, about getting myself published. Stephen, …

14 Mar

Out To Lunch-Joe Brainard

… The style of Little Caesar fits these cartoons by Joe Brainard very well, the everyday printed quality of a newspaper, the comics of Little …

11 Mar

Drunken Bee Poems

… I first held Drunken Bee Poems in my hands in 1987 when Philip Good gave them to me, shortly after he moved to New …

7 Mar

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… Ah Sun-flower! weary of time, Who countest the steps of the Sun: Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the travellers journey is done. …

28 Feb

Valu-Plus

… … I love to listen to Ryan Eckes read because there is the sound of Philadelphia in him, a sound that has to do …

22 Feb

The Selected Poems

… … Anselm … At Saint Marks Bookstore on the evening of April 5, 2011, I recorded Anselm Berrigan, his brother, Edmund, and his mother, …

14 Feb

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… Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain, Nor yet a floating spar to …