Category Archives: Art I Like

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 […]

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 time. She worked like crazy for a month; Holly Soloman […]

Robert Rhodes: Night Diary: Nocturnal Paintings

… I have some happy news. On October 2, new paintings by Robert Rhodes will be featured at Radiance, 9 West Grant Street, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They are night paintings and will be up for the autumn including fourteen oils on wood with more added […]

Prints, Ching Ho Cheng, 1970s

… I met the artist Ching Ho Cheng through my friend Patricia Kelly when we moved to New York City in 1979. Patti and Ching had met in Paris years before when they both lived at La Ruche, the artist residence in Montparnasse. He was […]

Three NYC Postcards by Patricia Kelly, 1980

… Patricia Kelly and I moved from Philadelphia to Manhattan in August 1979. We stayed with our friend Marcia in a huge space she shared with several others near Houston and the Bowery. Marcia, at the time a lunchtime waitress, had a hard time waking […]

Tompkins Square late 80s: Bandshell and Totems

… I am going to post a series of photos taken during the 1980s by my friend and fellow East Village resident, Don Trammel. This is the first of the series. Don put the Vimeo together and all of the photos are his shot from […]

Drawings by Arup Datta

… Arup and I are friends on Facebook. How that happened I don’t know, but it was Kismet because the other day I saw one of Arup’s sketches and really enjoyed it, then I looked and found more. I think Arup’s work is wonderfully poetic […]

Christine Stoddard reads Thirty Pounds in Three Months

… I heard Christine read Thirty Pounds in Three Months in May when I went uptown to Hudson Gardens for a reading of poets who had contributed to Transition: Poems in the Aftermath, which was their reactions in words about the November 2016 election. The […]

A George Schneeman Postcard

This postcard was a gift from Bill Kushner to me. George Schneeman had sent it to Bill in 2002 from Siena, Italy where he and his wife, Katie, were living. George thanked Bill for giving his son, Elio, a good review in the Poetry Project […]

Drawings by Akram

… Line designs and geometric animals. When Akram is waiting, he often draws. Some of the drawings he’s done from January 13 to the 19, 2017. There’s been a lot of waiting going on. … … … … … … … … … … … […]

The Night Becomes Thick and Comfortable by Joel Colten and Randal Rupert: read by Peter Bushyeager

… Joel Colten (1950 – 1980) was a poet and photographer who lived in Philadelphia and Manhattan. From 1976 to 1980, he was also coeditor of the literary magazine Hot Water Review. During his brief career, Colten’s poetry appeared widely in U.S. and U.K. publications […]

Summer Paintings by Charles Burchfield

… Burchfield painted so many summer scenes, I pretty much picked a dozen randomly for this post because they all are so good that it doesn’t matter which ones I choose. When I think of summer, I think of eating scallions in June, cucumbers in […]