22 Oct


… “I don’t mean Sober Cooking in the 12 step way,” Lynn says. “It’s really about going through a hard time and staying focused on […]

18 Oct


… I read Knock by Janet Hamill in one sitting; it took me by surprise and I just went with it remembering my youth and […]

11 Oct


… Beautiful poems often praise repulsive things like Baudelaire’s rotting carcass. Lynn McGee’s poetry also makes the ugly beautiful. This partly has to do with […]

9 Oct


… Joel Colten (1950 – 1980) was a poet and photographer who lived in Philadelphia and Manhattan. From 1976 to 1980, he was also coeditor […]

11 Sep


… Scarlet Tanager is a favorite book of mine because it was the first book Bernadette Mayer published after her stroke, and as I read […]

10 Sep


… I was upstate over Labor Day visiting Philip Good and Bernadette Mayer at their beautiful home. It’s been freshly painted red and continues to […]

31 Aug


… Ron Kolm and I are both Pennsylvanians who moved to New York City. During his time here, he’s edited magazines and published the work […]

22 Aug


… My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill Beside it, and there may […]

22 Aug


… The last two swallows swoop down over all going toward the barn flying from sight. In ripples of wind out of the west light […]

21 Aug


… … July 22 Shall I go for a swim? A frog begins to croak, “Jump in!” … … … July 15 Queen Anne’s Lace […]

19 Aug


… I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on […]

15 Aug

The Sphinx and the Milky Way 1946

… Burchfield painted so many summer scenes, I pretty much picked a dozen randomly for this post because they all are so good that it […]