Monthly Archives: October 2017

Shipping Muse: Drawings by Neddi Heller: GAIA Gallery, November 2015

… Neddi Heller had a show in Brooklyn at the GAIA called Shipping Muse in November 2015, a show inspired by drawings she did down at the Brooklyn waterfront. She asked me if I would participate in a poetry reading she was organizing one Sunday […]

Oaxaca Masks

… The masks are from Oaxaca, Mexico. I collected them over the years. The song is Grito written by Alvaro Carillo and sung by Dueto Pinotepa, all from Oaxaca. … … I love Oaxaca. One day I would like some of my ashes spread there. […]

Avant Ricuas: Torres, Noel and Cruz

… There is perhaps no greater gift, nor a more enviable one, than to grow up speaking two languages. On Wednesday night, October 25, three generations of Boricuas got together to read their poetry, and to celebrate the publication of Beneath the Spanish, a new […]

Susan L. Miller reads from Communion of Saints

… I read on September 9th at the Lunar Walk Poetry Series with Susan L. Miller; Lynn McGee, one of the curators, was kind enough to ask us. She runs the series with Gerry LaFemina at Local 138 at 138 Ludlow Street at 4 PM […]

Charles Bernstein reads from Recalculating

… If you were in a bookstore and didn’t have the money to buy Charles Bernstein’s latest book, Recalculating, which is soon to become a paperback published by the University of Chicago Press, I’d say, “Take twenty minutes, go to the beginning and start to […]

Lee Ann Brown reads from Other Archer

… I went over to Chelsea the other day to finally capture the irrepressible Lee Ann Brown. She and her husband Tony Torn live at Torn Page, a townhouse near 9th Avenue, the home of Tony’s parents, Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. Lee Ann and […]

The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost

… I never used to like The Death of the Hired Man very much. But I’ve changed my mind. This little bit of a play, a dialogue between Mary and Warren, wife and husband, about a hobo named Silas, a character off stage taking a […]

Lamont Steptoe reads from Crowns and Halos

… I knew that Lamont Steptoe had had a book published through a PEW Fellowship, Crowns and Halos, and I wanted to document him reading from it. My archive of Philadelphia poets would never be complete without the addition of this poet, who lives in […]

The Psychedelic Paintings of Ching Ho Cheng, 1970 – 1973

… I can’t imagine anyone not liking Ching Ho Cheng’s psychedelic paintings. They are exciting and capture the hallucinogenic times of the late 60s and the early 70s when vision was everything, and in your face, and now. Henry Geldzahler said that these paintings revealed […]

Jim Cory reads from 25 Short Poems

… Quem recitas meus est, o Fidentine, libellus: …sed male cum recitas, incipit esse tuus. Fidentius, when you recite my little book …badly, it becomes yours. ………—Martial … I went down to Philly to record Jim Cory in his lofty apartment in Center City full […]

BERNADETTE MAYER’S MEMORY, A DISCUSSION @CANADA, 333 Broome Street, September 23, 2017

… I attended (and recorded) the panel discussion of Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, a work of art she did in July 1971 that included shooting a roll of film everyday and writing everyday as well recording what was going on around her. She worked like crazy […]

Uncle Sharif’s Life in Music by Kazim Ali

… Allen Ginsberg told me once that if you want to know what a book is about, simply open it at the middle and look down. I didn’t do this with Kazim Ali’s new book, Uncle Sharif’s Life in Music, until I’d finished reading it. […]