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 […]

4 Aug

… … I … … I will only write about books that are on my bookshelves now; if the book is not here, then I […]

2 Aug

… On September 13, 1955, Carl Van Vechten photographed the fairly well unknown James Baldwin who had just published his first collection of essays, Notes […]

1 Aug

… Bamboo Pavilion is a beautiful jewel of a book. Chinese poets like Du Fu and Li Bai are translated by Alfred Corn with paintings […]

30 Jul

… A year ago I got in touch with Timothy Liu and asked if I could record him reading from his new book, Let It […]