Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

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 […]

Anton Yakovlev reads from Ordinary Impalers

… Anton Yakovlev was born in Moscow, spent time in Paris, and moved to United States where he now lives fluent, as every poet ought to be, in three languages. Ordinary Impalers conjures up, in my mind, Vlad the Impaler or Ivan the Terrible or […]

Michael Broder reads from This Life Now

… Michael Broder is a Latin scholar, educator, publisher, supporter of poets and their work, an HIV survivor (since 1991) and a poet too who writes frank poems about himself. This Life Now, published in 2014—Mr. Broder’s first—is very much worth a relook; it’s one […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thomas March reads from Aftermath

… There is the expression “new wine in old bottles,” the container from the past, but what you drink and enjoy very much the present, what things are like today. I thought of that listening to Thomas March read from his new book, Aftermath, at […]