Monthly Archives: June 2016

Flatiron Building, Summer, 1948.

Photographs by Rudy Burckhardt from the 1940s

… 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 or landscape that doesn’t really move or change. When he snapped, he caught that building or landscape taking a breath. […]

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Rocky Ledge # 5

… Going through boxes and uncovering stuff. Here is Rocky Ledge #5 edited by Reed Bye and Anne Waldman in Boulder, Colorado summer of 1980. I am wary of scanning too much of this magazine because the scanning might damage the pages. I am told […]

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HARD PRESS – SERIES 21: 12 POSTCARDS

… Rochelle Kraut designed these postcards with the poems of poets roaming the East Village in the early 80s. There were plenty of them. Shelley will always have a special place in my heart because she gave me my first reading at the Poetry Project […]

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Robert Frost reads Mending Wall

… 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 that well if indeed they work at all. The Berlin Wall, the Great Wall of China, failures all. Some folks […]

What all the songs add up to

Greg Masters reads from 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, written from the 1970s to the present, some forty years of poems. What a great title for a book of […]

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Paolo Javier reads Starfish Aorta Colossus from Court of the Dragon and a poem by Frank Lima

… 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 to record him reading from his new book, Court of the Dragon, published in 2016 by Nightboat Books, a publisher […]