27 Jun

Although Maged Zaher was in Cairo and I was in New York, when he read via Zoom from his new book, The shadow that doesn’t […]

21 Jun

Times flies and is truly transcendent. Several months ago, in a colder time, I went over to Jersey City where Annabel Lee currently lives in […]

21 Jun

I missed Daniel W.K. Lee’s reading at the Bureau when he was in town. I emailed him and asked if he would read some poems […]

3 Jun

  I read The Mother/Child Papers in one sitting. Perhaps it was so accessible because I was sitting by the Atlantic Ocean, at the same […]

1 Jun

During the pandemic, while taking care of her dying husband, quarantined from friends, and without much help from Medicaid, one day in the spring of […]

29 May

There is a retrospective of Ching Ho Cheng’s work, including some new paintings recently discovered in Vienna, at the Shepherd Gallery at 58 East 79th […]

12 May

When I began to read The End of Horses, I enjoyed the first poem immediately. It’s about riding a horse bareback, and if one has […]

8 May

The poems in The Writing of an Hour happen as the words happen. Now anyone might ask, “Isn’t that obvious?” But what I mean to […]

1 May

  I have been to many Anselm Berrigan readings over the years and they are always a pleasure because Anselm is a pleasure, and his […]

1 May

  With some books of poetry, you can jump in anywhere, but with Marcella Durand’s To husband is to tender, I would say, “Start at […]

1 May

  Common comfortable places become uncommon and uncomfortable, common words whose meanings you thought you knew are a puzzle in pieces, and then the puzzle […]

21 Apr

Weeks before it happened, I had heard about the Black Square Editions book party that was scheduled to take place at the signs and symbols […]