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 […]

26 Jul


… I’ve an uncle who builds houses and he tells me I don’t write poems that what I write is vile and useless not good […]

22 Jul

May Swenson

… I hope you enjoy this Caedmon recording of the poet’s exact reading of her poem as much as I do. … … THE DNA […]

20 Jul


… I had never heard Muriel Rukeyser’s voice before I began to make a vimeo of her reading her poem The Speed of Darkness, a […]

12 Jul


… Catullus’s famous Lesbia poem, 51, imitates Sappho, the Greek poet whose work was almost completely destroyed by the early Christians who thought she was […]

11 Jul


… On a late day in June I took a train to Maplewood, New Jersey, a lovely little town where Michael Lally lives not too […]

6 Jul

Star and Fires by Charles Burchfield (1920)

… … Fireflies Like the tips of smoldering sticks or coals they glow in the grass. The light over all begins to go. Night like […]

3 Jul

Portrait of Ted Berrigan by Joe Brainard hanging on a wall in Michael Lally's home.

… … LOVE NEVER DIES Lots of shit dies Love doesn’t Parts of me are Already dead But love isn’t… My appendix Dead and buried […]