Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

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 […]

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 […]