30 Jun

Flatiron Building, Summer, 1948.

… Some photos are really magic capturing the exact moment. Many photos by Rudy Burckhardt are that kind of magic even when it’s a building […]

23 Jun

Front Cover Alex Katz

… Going through boxes and uncovering stuff. Here is Rocky Ledge #5 edited by Reed Bye and Anne Waldman in Boulder, Colorado summer of 1980. […]

22 Jun

front Hard Press

… Rochelle Kraut designed these postcards with the poems of poets roaming the East Village in the early 80s. There were plenty of them. Shelley […]

9 Jun


… It is Time that, after all, doesn’t like a wall. As we all know those that are built to keep people out don’t work […]

8 Jun

What all the songs add up to

… I saw that Greg Masters was going to be having a book party for his new book, What All the Songs Add Up To, […]

7 Jun


… Last week on a sunny afternoon Paolo Javier came over to my place after work—he teaches English at a public high school—because I’d asked […]

31 May


… Before Bob Rosenthal became Allen Ginsberg’s secretary in 1977, he was cleaning apartments in NYC and studying for an MA in writing with Francine […]

29 May

Nylon Sunlight

… I went over to Cliff Fyman’s apartment last Monday in the early afternoon to record him reading from his chapbooks. Most chapbooks are beautiful […]

14 May

Untitled, Paris, 1934

… Rudy Burckhardt was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1914. While going to medical in London, he discovered photography. He came to live in New […]

8 May

consequences of my body

… … A year or so ago, I saw Maged Zaher read at the Poetry Project on a Wednesday night. Because I taught classes Monday […]

6 May


… May 2, 2016 Groggy morning. Working on my own stuff and reading The Consequences of My Body by Maged Zaher, which I’m happy to […]

30 Apr

cb nyc 41 photoarnold newman

… Charles Burchfield (1893-1967) painted every season wearing a wide brimmed hat to keep the sun from making him squint. He wanted to see nature […]