18 Nov

… At the Zinc Bar recently on a Sunday afternoon, I heard Amy Barone read along with Thad Rutkowski and Dorothy Friedman. The idea at […]

17 Nov

… Just practicing. I heard this song sung by Bill Monroe and Doc Watson—no one can do it better—certainly not me. I added some words, […]

17 Nov

… I like in the title of Birds and Buildings how the birds come first and the buildings come second; there is something very poetic […]

3 Nov

… In English we deal with the future by using nine helping verbs called the modals: will, shall, can, could, would, should, may, might and […]

30 Oct

… Intense, scary, personal, sensual, funny, obscene, off-putting, the work of Francisco Toledo conjures all of those adjectives, and often at the same time, as […]

29 Oct

… I am not sure if these are all really summer paintings, but they all seem to have summer in them. The artist Robert Rhodes […]

29 Oct

… From Nombres de las iguanas by Francisco Toledo, a book I have of his work without titles, dates, methods or materials, but from 1974 […]

24 Oct

… When I was visiting Basil and Martha King recently, BAZ took me upstairs to his studio to see what he has been working on […]

21 Oct

… On September 15, tired as I was, I made my way to KGB for a poetry reading, and as soon as I got there, […]

21 Oct

… Before I knew Lynn McGee was a poet, we worked together as colleagues, teachers at BMCC. We were working off campus at a public […]

29 Sep

… In celebration of his first book of poems, Border Crossings, Thaddeus Rutkowski read at the Zinc Bar on September 22. I was lucky enough […]

28 Sep

… On September 17, Bertha Rogers read at the Bryant Park Reading Room Series, which happens outside near 6th Avenue and 42 Street where the […]