10 Dec

… On September 22, I went over to Zinc Bar to hear some poets. I was especially looking forward to hearing Dorothy Friedman because she’s […]

3 Dec

… Vittoria repetto read at The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division with Linda Whalen Quinlan on November 22. I went to hear her. I think […]

1 Dec

… Some writers shine and heal like saints. Maggie Dubris is one of them, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart. Over […]

29 Nov

… At one time, peace and calm prevailed throughout my city, and everyone was sleeping in tranquility. Suddenly, without any previous alarm, there were horrible […]

18 Nov

… At the Zinc Bar recently on a Sunday afternoon, I heard Amy Barone read along with Thad Rutkowski and Dorothy Friedman. The idea at […]

17 Nov

… Just practicing. I heard this song sung by Bill Monroe and Doc Watson—no one can do it better—certainly not me. I added some words, […]

17 Nov

… I like in the title of Birds and Buildings how the birds come first and the buildings come second; there is something very poetic […]

3 Nov

… In English we deal with the future by using nine helping verbs called the modals: will, shall, can, could, would, should, may, might and […]

30 Oct

… Intense, scary, personal, sensual, funny, obscene, off-putting, the work of Francisco Toledo conjures all of those adjectives, and often at the same time, as […]

29 Oct

… I am not sure if these are all really summer paintings, but they all seem to have summer in them. The artist Robert Rhodes […]

29 Oct

… From Nombres de las iguanas by Francisco Toledo, a book I have of his work without titles, dates, methods or materials, but from 1974 […]

24 Oct

… When I was visiting Basil and Martha King recently, BAZ took me upstairs to his studio to see what he has been working on […]