9 Aug

… Last week at the Bryant Park Reading Room, organized by the charming Paul Romero, I had the pleasure of hearing Seth Pennington read, someone […]

7 Aug

… I was visiting Ken Angel in his studio last week and on leaving he handed me—he is a gift-giver—an early printing of a book […]

5 Aug

… One thing that’s been good about Facebook is that it has connected me with poets from other parts of the world. This is a […]

1 Aug

… Last spring, before leaving upstate New York where I’d been living for awhile, I made a beeline for Bernadette Mayer’s house so that I […]

31 Jul

… It has been said that Yeats wrote like an angel, but when he read his words he didn’t intone them so much as drone […]

24 Jul

… “Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?” Christopher Marlowe asked us in iambic pentameter a few years back, and I thought of […]

23 Jul

… I heard about an art opening last May through a Facebook friend, Philip Nikolayev, and from the painting he included with the invitation, I […]

23 Jul

… Poet, provocateur, musician, among so many other things, Barbara Barg died of cancer in Chicago on May 22, 2018 at the age of 71. […]

15 Jul

… I met up with Anne Waldman on a Friday last April at her house in the West Village to record her reading from First […]

14 Jul

… The unflattering sketch of Marie Antoinette above on the way to her execution was done by Jacques-Louis David, a Jacobin who had voted for […]

10 Jul

… When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And […]

10 Jul

… I am always amazed at the pace Robert Rhodes works. Every day he does something new. It almost seems impossible, sometimes even a little […]