25 Sep

… I recorded this song, first recorded by the Carter Family in 1927 during the famous Bristol sessions, over a weekend in the South Mountain […]

25 Sep

… … … … … … … … wind touches skin wind isn’t skin wind … words are birds … eye is sky … Dear […]

25 Sep

… Patsy Margolin, a country singer, a student of Ravi Shankar, and a colleague of mine in the beginning fight to save the community park […]

25 Sep

… Robert Rhodes, who lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, often paints the surrounding countryside that has remained undeveloped, mostly due to the Amish, since William Penn […]

31 Aug

… Where has the summer gone? It remains on the pages of Akram, sketches from the recent muggy days, one day following the other. May […]

30 Aug

… 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 […]

25 Aug

… A liberated writer liberates the reader. So, reader, get ready. I heard H. Melt read at the Bryant Park Reading Room series in NYC […]

9 Aug

… Last week at the Bryant Park Reading Room, organized by the charming Paul Romero, I had the pleasure of hearing Seth Pennington read, someone […]

7 Aug

… 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 […]

5 Aug

… 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 […]

1 Aug

… 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 […]

31 Jul

… 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 […]