Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

Susan Lewis reads from Zoom

… Susan Lewis read with Danielle Pafunda at the Zinc Bar on Monday night, April 9. The place was packed; they even had to get more chairs, but I’d gotten there early to position myself at the bar where I could steady my iPhone with […]

Anne Waldman reads from First Baby Poems

… I came across First Baby Poems by Anne Waldman on my bookshelf not long ago and opened it to find an old Amtrak train ticket from the early 1980s—bookmarking the page with the poem, Sonne. I remember the first time I heard First Baby […]

Readings from the Dia Anthology

… … Readings in Contemporary Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Vincent Katz, published by Dia Art Foundation last August, is a work of poetry, and a work of art too. If you believe words not only say what they mean, but affect us on the […]

John Godfrey reads from The City Keeps

… “The beat’s only a dream unless you dance,” John Godfrey wrote and read at the Poetry Project on February 28, 2018, as I thought to myself, “Have there ever been truer words written?” True words are what you get at a reading that John […]

John Yau reads from Bijoux in the Dark

… I look forward to John Yau’s erudite—and fun to read—art criticism online in Hyperallergic, keeping me in touch with what’s going on, but I wasn’t familiar with his poetry until I ran across Egyptian Sonnet 2 in the anthology that Vincent Katz put together […]

Todd Colby reads from Splash State and Flushing Meadows

… If you are new to Todd Colby’s poetry, you’ll enjoy it because it is full of sounds and images that are unexpected, funny sexy surprises that can penetrate all the five senses. Todd is a musician, poet, and artist, but in this particular post, […]

Lewis Warsh reads from Out of the Question: Selected Poems (1963 – 2003)

… I like to read Lewis Warsh and I like to listen to him read. He pronounces his words well because he knows what they mean. In the spirit of listening, here is what I captured of him reading at the Poetry Project last autumn […]

Michael Lally reads from ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY, Poems 1960 – 2017

… I’ve been working on a project recording poets reading poems or getting poets to send me videos of themselves reading poems that are in Readings In Contemporary Poetry, DIA Art Foundation, a recent anthology edited and beautifully put together by Vincent Katz, a book […]

Poem a Month, poems and art by Philip Good

On the day of Christmas Eve, Philip Good gave to me a gift that’s delighted me so much I want to share it with you now, POEM A MONTH, Poems and Art by Philip Good. Enjoy.

Bertha Rogers reads from Heart Turned Back

… I heard Bertha Rogers read at Zinc Bar on the 19th of November, and it was one of the best readings I’ve been to in a long time, much like the woman herself, down to earth and sublime. She grew up in rural Iowa […]

Joan Larkin reads at Haverford College

… After my father died, I read Cold River by Joan Larkin, a book about dying, parents and friends with AIDS. I remembered looking up at the stars sleeping in a sleeping bag with my father. I remembered visiting the Ridiculous Theater playwright, Georg Osterman, […]

Alistair McCartney reads from The Disintegrations

… As a kid, when I read books, I skipped around a lot. I’d page through encyclopedias, fairy tales, Bible stories, and choose what caught my eye. I still read books of poetry that way, but with prose I mostly start at the beginning. I’m […]