Category Archives: Other Poetry

Five Female Indian Poets

… One thing that’s been good about Facebook is that it has connected me with poets from other parts of the world. This is a very expansive endeavor that focuses finally on the clarity of a poem. Through poetry groups I am in, and partly […]

The Lake Isle of Innisfree read by W.B. Yeats

… It has been said that Yeats wrote like an angel, but when he read his words he didn’t intone them so much as drone them, which if one listens enough to the old recordings, this seems to have been the style at the time. […]

Homer Erotic

… Poet, provocateur, musician, among so many other things, Barbara Barg died of cancer in Chicago on May 22, 2018 at the age of 71. Even though I was expecting the news, the earth trembled under my feet when I heard it. There was no […]

Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

… When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries, And look upon myself, and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featur’ d like him, […]

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare

… Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is […]

The Birches read by Robert Frost

… Birches When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy’s been swinging them. But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them Loaded […]

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 […]

Dylan Thomas reads Fern Hill

… From a Caedmon recording Dylan Thomas reads Fern Hill, his poem of green and golden childhood. Enjoy. … … … …Fern Hill … … …

Peter Bushyeager reads at Unnameable Books

… When I went to Brooklyn to see Peter Bushyeager read at Unnameable Books, I had to take two trains to get there, plus a long walk along Vanderbilt Avenue, but the bookstore is worth getting to, a really wonderful spot for those who like […]

Avant Ricuas: Torres, Noel and Cruz

… There is perhaps no greater gift, nor a more enviable one, than to grow up speaking two languages. On Wednesday night, October 25, three generations of Boricuas got together to read their poetry, and to celebrate the publication of Beneath the Spanish, a new […]

The Death of the Hired Man by Robert Frost

… I never used to like The Death of the Hired Man very much. But I’ve changed my mind. This little bit of a play, a dialogue between Mary and Warren, wife and husband, about a hobo named Silas, a character off stage taking a […]

Christine Stoddard reads Thirty Pounds in Three Months

… I heard Christine read Thirty Pounds in Three Months in May when I went uptown to Hudson Gardens for a reading of poets who had contributed to Transition: Poems in the Aftermath, which was their reactions in words about the November 2016 election. The […]