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 …

13 Feb

a in the circle

… … Love comes when least expected and love comes like the rain blowing naked over us making us all wet. Love never makes a …

9 Feb

Elio Schneeman

… … … February 8, 2015 I rode the M14 across town this afternoon to go to a poetry reading, on the way editing some …

9 Feb

All It Is

… If you like a poem, type it out and memorize it and you will get to know it better. Here is a poem by …

5 Feb

Bad Boy

… … If you don’t want a house guest to walk around naked, never invite Bill Kushner to stay with you. The man lives nude …

25 Jan

Shake butter from the cream

… Shake butter from the cream Get hard and freeze to crack a wall though you happen very slow until you do like earthquakes come …

21 Jan

Jeanne Duval

… Hair, pretty much we humans love it, its smell, its texture, its sometimes electric thrill, its personality in the lovers we are drawn to, …

21 Dec

Giotto Nativity

… Saint Jerome’s translation of the Gospel of Saint Luke, Chapter 2, verse 14 is a direct translation from the original Greek: Gloria in altissimus …

16 Dec

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… … When I was teaching in China, I’d tell my students, “Every day I teach wisdom, and if you don’t come to class, you …

9 Dec

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… It’s raining, it’s pouring. Mayor de Blasio must be happy it isn’t as cold as yesterday because then there would be one heck of …