Monthly Archives: May 2022

Ching Ho Cheng Retrospective at the Shepherd Gallery

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 Street right around the corner from Central Park and the Met. I was especially drawn to a sketch I had […]

Margo Taft Stever reads from The End of Horses

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 never done that, this poem will be a pleasurable facsimile with its quick three line stanzas and tempo reminiscent of […]

Brenda Coultas reads from The Writing of an Hour

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 say is that these poems with their words in the right combinations are written so explicitly in the present, that […]

Anselm Berrigan reads from Pregrets

  I have been to many Anselm Berrigan readings over the years and they are always a pleasure because Anselm is a pleasure, and his latest reading was no different. For some, however, pleasure might not be the first word that comes to mind when […]

Marcella Durand reads from To husband is to tender

  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 the beginning, and let the book draw you in.” Contemplation, what it means to be together and apart, a Venn […]

Barry Schwabsky reads from Feelings of And

  Common comfortable places become uncommon and uncomfortable, common words whose meanings you thought you knew are a puzzle in pieces, and then the puzzle in pieces becomes a thought you know. You see and then you don’t. Some poems are like flashes of light […]