16 Nov

I wrote the words to this song when I was twenty-three; it came in a burst of writing three other songs as well, just the […]

15 Nov

In Philadelphia, Rosemary Cappello—since the 1970s—has edited magazines, organized readings, and published books by Philadelphia poets, helping the poetry scene to thrive there. When she […]

1 Nov

Ron Kolm gives a lot of energy to the current poetry scene in NYC. He adds to his archives at the NYU Library, continues to […]

31 Oct

  I heard Lynne Sachs read for the KGB Monday Night Poetry Series on Zoom a few weeks ago. She read from her new book, […]

27 Oct

  I like making things and Akram’s drawings often fit perfectly with my poetry so why not make something out of that? In the time […]

26 Oct

  In a box looking for something else, I found a stapled mimeographed magazine called UNITED ARTISTS FIVE that was edited and published by Lewis […]

24 Oct

  Reckless Paper Birds, wow, when I saw that title, it immediately appealed to me, coming out of the ether as it did one day […]

30 Sep

  I’d been wanting to get Rachel Blau DuPlessis on my blog for a long time. In Philly at Temple University in the mid-seventies where […]

29 Sep

I wonder if, when Emily Carr went as a young woman to study painting in Paris in 1910, she might have read the sonnet, Vers […]

10 Sep

Back in the early 1980s, my friend Stephen Spera began to make poetry postcards for me. And then I took over the enterprise. Now I […]

1 Sep

In Io’s Song, some of the poems are as beautiful to look at as they are to listen to and read. I have always been a […]

30 Aug

  In high school, my classmate, Mary Kopala, had an older brother in college studying for a PhD in Physics, if I remember correctly, and […]