24 Jul

… “Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?” Christopher Marlowe asked us in iambic pentameter a few years back, and I thought of […]

23 Jul

… I heard about an art opening last May through a Facebook friend, Philip Nikolayev, and from the painting he included with the invitation, I […]

23 Jul

… Poet, provocateur, musician, among so many other things, Barbara Barg died of cancer in Chicago on May 22, 2018 at the age of 71. […]

15 Jul

… I met up with Anne Waldman on a Friday last April at her house in the West Village to record her reading from First […]

14 Jul

… The unflattering sketch of Marie Antoinette above on the way to her execution was done by Jacques-Louis David, a Jacobin who had voted for […]

10 Jul

… 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 […]

10 Jul

… I am always amazed at the pace Robert Rhodes works. Every day he does something new. It almost seems impossible, sometimes even a little […]

7 Jul

… Walking back from Grand Street between Allen and the Bowery; some of the best shopping—my niece is coming. Bought some beautiful cut sunflowers. Stopped […]

30 Jun

… 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, […]

30 Jun

… June 11 I was visiting Basil and Martha King today and Basil invited me upstairs to see his studio. On entering, I promptly knocked […]

27 Jun

… 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 […]

26 Jun

… … The only surviving letter of Willa Cather to Edith Lewis: … Sunday 4:30 P.M. [October 5, 1936] Shattuck Inn, Jaffrey, New Hampshire My […]