Monthly Archives: June 2019

Beautiful Sadness

… Stopped by to see my nephew Daniel in Philly and he suggested that we write a song in the spur of the moment, which intimidated me at first, but then he started to play on his electric guitar and I picked up the acoustic […]

Kay Gabriel reads from Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1

… Kay Gabriel is getting her PhD. She’s been, among a myriad of things, a Latin instructor who used to like Greek better—well, she still likes Greek—there is only one Iliad after all—but she’s been developing a fondness for the silver tongue as well. Before […]

By Robert Rhodes: Night Rain

… I am constantly floored, amazed, inspired and pleased by the output and the quality of the paintings of Robert Rhodes. Living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he has the rolling countryside available to him in all of its seasons and all of its weather. It’s been […]

Michael Ruby reads from The Mouth of the Bay

… The inspiration to write comes from many places and in many ways, as many ways to write as there are people, who want to do it and bring fresh perspectives to the written page delivered through their urges and inclinations, their mediums and their […]

Peter Bushyeager reads Monday May 3

… At the Local Knowledge Reading Series at the Parkside Lounge on May 19th, poets Vyt Bakaitis and Peter Bushyeager were featured. Peter began his reading with a poem, Monday May 3, that I had never heard him read before, but remembered reading myself in […]

Ama Birch reads from Sonnet Boom!

… I met Ama Birch about six months ago and now that I know her I keep running into her everywhere I go including a well-attended poetry reading she gave at the Seward Park Library not too long ago. I asked her there if I […]

The Reading for Bessie’s Resurrection @Brooklyn Tea, May 19, 2019

… On May the 19th, a pleasant Sunday afternoon, there was a launch for Kimberly A. Collins’s new book of poems, Bessie’s Resurrection, fresh off the presses from Indolent Books. She had two special guests reading with her, Antoinette Brim and Patricia Spears Jones, who […]