Monthly Archives: August 2018

August Drawings by Akram

… Where has the summer gone? It remains on the pages of Akram, sketches from the recent muggy days, one day following the other. May things be cooler, calmer, and more content in September. In any event, when you do something, even on a bad […]

KB Nemcosky reads from Early Exits

… In a world that seems more and more like an existential play with a title like No Exit, it’s nice to find a book with the title, Early Exits. KB Nemcosky’s new book, recently published by United Artists Books, lets us stop whatever we’re […]

H. Melt reads On My Way to Liberation

… A liberated writer liberates the reader. So, reader, get ready. I heard H. Melt read at the Bryant Park Reading Room series in NYC on July 31. A new poet for me, I learned that they are both writer and editor of Subject to […]

Seth Pennington reads from Tertulia

… Last week at the Bryant Park Reading Room, organized by the charming Paul Romero, I had the pleasure of hearing Seth Pennington read, someone I’d been corresponding with for over a year, but had never met. Seth and his husband, Bryan Borland, operate a […]

Ken Angel’s 43 Poems by Bill Kushner and Tom Savage

… I was visiting Ken Angel in his studio last week and on leaving he handed me—he is a gift-giver—an early printing of a book he did of some of the poetry collaborations that Bill Kushner and Tom Savage used to write together when they […]

Five Female Indian Poets

… One thing that’s been good about Facebook is that it has connected me with poets from other parts of the world. This is a very expansive endeavor that focuses finally on the clarity of a poem. Through poetry groups I am in, and partly […]

Bernadette Mayer reads some Bee Sonnets

… Last spring, before leaving upstate New York where I’d been living for awhile, I made a beeline for Bernadette Mayer’s house so that I could record her reading from a new chapbook she’d given me called the complete work of APIS MELLIFERA, which she […]