Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Lake Isle of Innisfree read by W.B. Yeats

… 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 them, which if one listens enough to the old recordings, this seems to have been the style at the time. […]

Brendan Lorber reads from If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving?

… “Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?” Christopher Marlowe asked us in iambic pentameter a few years back, and I thought of that as I began to read If This Is Paradise Why Are We Still Driving? because I fell in love […]

Selwyn Rodda @ roomartspacenyc, May 26 – June 5, 2018

… I heard about an art opening last May through a Facebook friend, Philip Nikolayev, and from the painting he included with the invitation, I was very interested. And I almost went, but at the last minute I was asked to substitute for a teacher […]

Homer Erotic

… Poet, provocateur, musician, among so many other things, Barbara Barg died of cancer in Chicago on May 22, 2018 at the age of 71. Even though I was expecting the news, the earth trembled under my feet when I heard it. There was no […]

Anne Waldman reads from Trickster Feminism

… I met up with Anne Waldman on a Friday last April at her house in the West Village to record her reading from First Baby Poems, a favorite book of mine. Anne had just come from Penguin Books where she’d been preparing for the […]

July 14, 2018

… 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 her death. Though some in the crowd jeered and spit, Marie Antoinette, we can see, kept her composure, and later, […]

Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

… 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 look upon myself, and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featur’ d like him, […]

Robert Rhodes: Summer Studies, July 9

… I am always amazed at the pace Robert Rhodes works. Every day he does something new. It almost seems impossible, sometimes even a little terrifying, but always beautiful. Here are some green summer studies he did yesterday, July 9, in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. […]

July 1, Walking Home

… Walking back from Grand Street between Allen and the Bowery; some of the best shopping—my niece is coming. Bought some beautiful cut sunflowers. Stopped by First Avenue and maybe 3rd Street—east side of the avenue anyway—to take these pictures. East Village fireworks. Hot today; […]