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 […]

17 Mar

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… Maggie and I had been planning to get together for a long time, but one thing or another kept getting in the way. Finally, […]

12 Mar

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… Pelekinesis has just published a new collection of short stories by Peter Cherches called Autobiography Without Words, which is a title I really like […]

26 Feb

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This postcard was a gift from Bill Kushner to me. George Schneeman had sent it to Bill in 2002 from Siena, Italy where he and […]

16 Feb

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… During January I was taking care of my father who is 91 and ailing, and about mid-month I wanted a little change, got up […]

11 Feb

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… … on leaving The weary earth, the weary sky each weary creature will stop what they do to watch me return, kiss you, embrace […]

4 Feb

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… On the way home from the gym I stopped in Tompkins Square to look over some writing—it was cold—and heard a commotion coming—School kids […]

31 Jan

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… January 16 Yesterday I really thought Dad was dying. He wasn’t comfortable. If he was sitting, he wanted to go to bed; if he […]