Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

Janet Hamill reads from Real Fire

… I saw Janet Hamill at Bowery Poetry on Sunday, February 10. Anton Yakovlev runs a Sunday afternoon reading there, and this was the first I attended. Janet read from a new book called Real Fire, an illuminating work that she partly wrote tripping on […]

Katy Bohinc reads from Scorpio

… Katy Bohinc came over to my place after Lee Ann Brown had suggested that I record her reading some of her poems. “You’ll really like her poetry,” Lee Ann said. Katy had stayed with Lee Ann for awhile and now she was staying near […]

Bob Holman reads from Sing This One Back To Me at Saint Marks Bookstore, August 27, 2013 with Salieu Suso on the Kora

… Talk about an archive; I just came across an event I recorded in 2013: Bob Holman at the Saint Marks Bookstore where he read from his new book, Sing This One Back to Me, in tandem with Salieu Suso, a native of Gambia, on […]

Michael Lally reads from Another Way to Play, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, May 9, 2018

… Michael Lally had and has the knack to make the matter of fact profound, which might be easy enough to read, but isn’t as easy as it sounds; seeing the essence of a thing is a gift Michael had to hone over the years, […]

The Odd Magazine

… I have been aware of and a participator in The Odd Magazine for many years. It’s a collaboration of writers and artists with its home base in Kolkata, India under the direction of Sreemanti Sengupta. There is so much I like about The Odd […]

Martha King reads from Outside/Inside

… Martha King, who was coming of age in the nineteen fifties and sixties, and lived to tell the tale, has just written an autobiography about those times right up to the present called Outside/Inside. In 1955 she ran away from her well to do […]

Kenning JP García reads at Zinc Bar, 12/9/18

… Kenning JP García is from NYC, but when he went to SUNY Albany twenty years ago, one thing led to another, and he decided to stay, which was good for upstate New York whose highways link East and West to Montreal, Boston and Buffalo, […]

Anselm Berrigan reads from Something for Everybody

… No matter what, I was determined to get to Anselm Berrigan’s launch for Something for Everybody, his new book of poems, at Mast Books on Friday, November the 16th, although I had a pinched nerve causing pain in my left leg with every step […]

Lonely Christopher reads from The Resignation

… Lonely Christopher has had a robust publication history, but The Resignation, his fourth full-length book, has been a long time in coming. He was working on it since 2007, but various health related tribulations, including alcoholism and major depression, challenged his creativity and will […]

Karen Weiser reads from Or, The Ambiguities

… I’ve been looking through old video archives and discovered Karen Weiser reading from Or, The Ambiguities in 2016 at the Bryant Park Poetry Series that had just started its winter season with a reading at the Kinokuniya Bookstore across from the park on Sixth […]

Stacy Szymaszek reads from A Year from Today

… I heard Stacy Szymaszek read from her new book, A Year From Today, in August at Spoonbill Books, one of the great bookstores in Brooklyn, shortly before she left to teach in Montana, a journal/journey that takes place during a year of her tenure […]

Wake Me When It’s Over: Bill Kushner at the Poetry Project

… On Wednesday evening, October 10, under the direction of Lewis Warsh and Peter Bushyeager, twenty-two poets, publishers and artists got together to read and celebrate the publication of Wake Me When It’s Over, the selected poems of Bill Kushner that have been edited by […]