Monthly Archives: August 2019

Jim Cory reads from Have You Seen This Man?

… What are friends for? When you are dead and gone, sometimes someone advocates for your remembrance, giving your past a present, an amazing accomplishment when the word lives. Through serendipity and fate, Bryan Borland and Seth Pennington, publishers at Sibling Rivalry Press in Little […]

Lines 644-691 from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Book Three with a photo by Stanley Stellar

… When I recently saw the photo by Stanley Stellar of a beautiful painting of a phallic man with a dolphin, I remembered some lines from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a tale told by the captain of a ship who tries to stop his crew from kidnapping […]

Spring Sonnets

… On May 15, 2019 at 8 PM at the Poetry Project at Saint Mark’s Church on Second Avenue in New York City for the launch of my book, Spring Sonnets, Mitch Corber, the East Village recorder of such events, filmed me reading twelve sonnets […]

Michael Ruby reads Subway Poems

… I heard Michael Ruby read at Zinc Bar earlier this year and was very taken by his Subway Poems, which he has been writing on his way to and from work over the years. They have an easy feel to them, accessible, and yet […]

Martha King reads some unpublished poems and then a word about Max Sees Red

… I was thinking about recording Martha King reading from her new book, a mystery called Max Sees Red, but when I got to her place, she decided it might be better to read some poems instead, unpublished ones that she wanted to give some […]

Gabriel Don reads from Living Without Skin

… Gabriel Don and I read together earlier this summer and I was so captivated with her work that I asked her to read for the blog so we could plug her new book, Living Without Skin. Gabriel is pregnant and probably delivering as we […]

Yuko Otomo reads from Study

… In April, Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky, came over to my place to read some poems. One book that Yuko read from was Study, which are meditations on works of art. Listening to and reading Yuko Otomo is a unique experience where beauty and […]

Scott Hightower reads from Self-evident

… Scott Hightower’s Self-evident, published in 2012 by Barrow Street Press, is a book of fifty poems in three sections: Infant Gods, Brújula (Rose of Exile, and Self-evident, which are often departures from a point in time through the medium of a painting, or a […]