14 Oct

… I knew that Lamont Steptoe had had a book published through a PEW Fellowship, Crowns and Halos, and I wanted to document him reading […]

7 Oct

… I can’t imagine anyone not liking Ching Ho Cheng’s psychedelic paintings. They are exciting and capture the hallucinogenic times of the late 60s and […]

6 Oct

… Quem recitas meus est, o Fidentine, libellus: …sed male cum recitas, incipit esse tuus. Fidentius, when you recite my little book …badly, it becomes […]

5 Oct

… I attended (and recorded) the panel discussion of Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, a work of art she did in July 1971 that included shooting a […]

2 Oct

… Allen Ginsberg told me once that if you want to know what a book is about, simply open it at the middle and look […]

30 Sep

… I like to walk, and I like to think as I walk, and I have read and even written as I’ve walked, though I […]

29 Sep

… I have some happy news. On October 2, new paintings by Robert Rhodes will be featured at Radiance, 9 West Grant Street, in Lancaster, […]

28 Sep

… Poetry in Philadelphia was a seminal experience for me. I found the Waste Land in a used bookstore on Locust Street in my teens; […]

28 Sep

… I met the artist Ching Ho Cheng through my friend Patricia Kelly when we moved to New York City in 1979. Patti and Ching […]

22 Sep

… … I caught Kaveh Akbar reading in Bryant Park last summer at an event for Sibling Rivalry Press and was enjoying the reading so […]

16 Sep

… Patricia Kelly and I moved from Philadelphia to Manhattan in August 1979. We stayed with our friend Marcia in a huge space she shared […]

16 Sep

… Once I was very sick with pneumonia, had the temperature of 105 for several days, and my brain was as burnt as eggs fried […]