Monthly Archives: June 2021

Arup Datta: June drawings: dreams and landscapes

  Here are twenty-two drawings by Arup Datta, an artist friend of mine whose medium is his phone’s screen and a single finger tip for applying a limited choice of colors. Arup posted these on Facebook during the month of June, and I’ve selected from […]

Lamont Steptoe reads Etheridge Knight

  Etheridge Knight and Lamont Steptoe were good friends. Shortly before he died, Etheridge laid his hands on Lamont, and his last message to him was: “Keep poetry alive!” When The Painted Bride Quarterly put together an issue dedicated to Etheridge Knight, Lamont contributed. This […]

Frank Walsh reads a poem

  In the 70s when Frank Walsh and I were both going to Temple, me for the second time and he for the first—we worked on a poetry magazine called Hybris, half hybrid, half hubris—It was Frank’s idea. We managed, by hook or by crook, […]

Matt Proctor reads from City Life

  Matt Proctor’s diary, City Life, spans from March to May of this year so it is hot off the presses, and full of little axiom poems that I enjoy:   thought isa mirror it shows you who you are my left side is mygood […]