Monthly Archives: March 2018

Figure on East 12th Street: Gregory Corso and Buddha

… A foreboding figure, like a waiting troll who might ask for a toll, was staring at me from a trash receptacle near Avenue B on 12th Street. It was there and then one day (thankfully perhaps) it was gone. I recite the first two […]

John Godfrey reads from The City Keeps

… “The beat’s only a dream unless you dance,” John Godfrey wrote and read at the Poetry Project on February 28, 2018, as I thought to myself, “Have there ever been truer words written?” True words are what you get at a reading that John […]

For the English Teacher: Roots of American Music: Lesson One: Pick A Bale Of Cotton

… Handout One: The Work Song (making a list) … … … Handout Two: Pick A Bale Of Cotton (examining lyrics) … … … Handout Three: What is Rhythm? … … … Handout Four: Writing a song, and then an essay … … Lesson One: […]

John Yau reads from Bijoux in the Dark

… I look forward to John Yau’s erudite—and fun to read—art criticism online in Hyperallergic, keeping me in touch with what’s going on, but I wasn’t familiar with his poetry until I ran across Egyptian Sonnet 2 in the anthology that Vincent Katz put together […]