27 May

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… On Sunday, May 7, I went uptown to Hudson Gardens to hear a reading by poets who had contributed to Transition: Poems in the […]

20 May

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… A few Sundays ago I went uptown to Hudson Gardens, a beautiful part of Manhattan, a very intimate spot. There was a reading by […]

13 May

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… A few Sundays ago I went to Zinc Bar. I had never heard the three poets who were reading before—John Mulrooney, Laurie Price, and […]

5 May

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… Last Thursday I went over to Phyllis Wat and Dennis Moritz’s home on Grand Street just a few blocks east of the great (inexpensive) […]

2 May

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… I asked Kaveh Akbar if I could video him while he read at the Poetry Project and he said yes. All I had was […]

1 May

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… I’d rather watch fireflies than fireworks pressing against the dark. “They’re vicious beasts,” Dad says: “All they do is have sex and eat their […]

30 Apr

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Yesterday I went to work on my sonnets and they looked horrible; changes I had made the day before that I thought then would complete […]

25 Apr

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… It’s April. Everything is young and beautiful. But you’re not here. It might as well be winter. You’ve cast your shadow over everything. … […]

19 Apr

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… Last autumn I heard Arlo Quint read at the Poetry Project. Afterward, I saw Drawn In, a chapbook of his, on the table where […]

16 Apr

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… Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end; Each changing place with that which goes […]

14 Apr

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… During the London Blitz in 1940, Edith Sitwell wrote Still Falls the Rain, perhaps her most famous poem, a Good Friday poem that ponders […]

5 Apr

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… I was planning and looking forward to hearing Anne Waldman and Vincent Katz read some poetry at 192 Books—it would have been fun. But […]