Category Archives: Art I Like

from Big Blue Box of Poems: Taylor Mead with Ken Angel

… About a month ago Ken Angel handed me a big blue box of poems; this box, it turns out, holds many poets whose work Kenny illuminates and they then usually sign. So, starting off, I open the box and who do I see behind […]

A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman with two sonnets by Edwin Denby and Don Yorty

… A noiseless patient spider, I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them. And you O my soul where […]

Larry Fagin with Ken Angel Davis

… For years Ken Angel Davis has been documenting poets’ work by adding some color of his own. I want to begin showcasing some of this work on my blog for everyone to enjoy. Kenny said I could! … … This video was published on […]

Tony Towle: The New York Clouds for Larry Rivers & April 24th

… I want to start featuring more of Ken Angel’s work, and I can’t think of a better way to start than with two poems by Tony Towle that Kenny has put together. I’ve actually envied very little in my life, but I have envied […]

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 […]

Suburban Eyes: New Jersey Landscapes by Ron Erickson

… Ron Erickson is a favorite artist of mine. I’ve enjoyed his work from the first time I set eyes on it. Last year, I was away and missed his show at Farleigh Dickinson University. He has been nice enough to send me images of […]

Geometric Forms by Akram

… I have been going through sketches Akram did for me when I was in Pennsylvania last year at this time taking care of my father who was dying. Akram would send them on his phone. Here are some of those sketches now to fill […]

Robert Rhodes: Dawn: Another winter storm arrives

… Yesterday morning, January 4, Robert Rhodes went to Buchanan Park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to capture the blizzard that was beginning to cover the East Coast from Florida to Maine with freezing cold and snow, a wonderful recording of this rare event that makes me, […]

Happy New Year

… … … Repair. Prepare. Take care. Be there. … … … … … Drawings (Season’s Greetings) by Akram.

Fifteen Winter Paintings by Charles Burchfield

… I found a photo of Charles Burchfield working in and experiencing the snow. No gloves, no scarf, no ear muffs; he seems oblivious to the cold. Often when I’ve worked in the cold, I’m not cold, especially when cutting and piling firewood, but painting? […]

Joanne Wang: Calligraphic Nature

… I was talking to Joanne Wang the other day and mentioned how much I enjoyed seeing her show last year in October. “That was in August,” she informed me. I wondered about my memory, but I don’t think of her work at a certain […]

Fifteen Autumn Paintings by Charles Burchfield

… Perhaps some of these paintings are not of the autumn, but even if the end of summer or the beginning of winter—each suggests simply by its colors the metamorphic season, here arranged chronologically from 1915 – 1965. Enjoy. … … … … … … […]