19 Jan

  Joan Eardley painted children in the slums of Glasgow and then lived in Catterline, a fishing village nobody went to. She found beauty in […]

16 Jan

  A year ago, I heard Greg Masters read new work at the Parkside Lounge. The poems he read then are now published in It […]

6 Jan

  Michael Ruby is not only a poet, but a journalist who works as an editor at the Wall Street Journal where he is involved […]

2 Jan

  What better way to start than at the beginning. These will be the first poems in my new book, Fucking and Other Poems, which […]

29 Dec

  When I look back on my life as a reader, there are particular books I remember with pleasure because they drew me in as […]

27 Dec

  I’ve heard Francine Witte read her Charley poems on several occasions, and I’ve always enjoyed them, so it had been on my mind to […]

27 Dec

  Hound Dog, a twelve-bar blues by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, was first recorded by Willie Mae Thornton on August 13, 1952 in Los […]

9 Dec

  It’s the little things, the good word, the bon mot that come down to us. “Festina lente,” the Emperor August used to say: “Hurry […]

29 Nov

  It has been several years now since Tom Savage asked me to become a member of Brevitas, an online poetry group that posts fourteen […]

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 […]