Monthly Archives: November 2019

Yemen by Haithem Al-Ezzi

… At one time, peace and calm prevailed throughout my city, and everyone was sleeping in tranquility. Suddenly, without any previous alarm, there were horrible and unspeakable voices everywhere. We saw people being killed, body parts flying, ground burning, houses being destroyed, children screaming. Everyone […]

Amy Barone reads from We Became Summer

… At the Zinc Bar recently on a Sunday afternoon, I heard Amy Barone read along with Thad Rutkowski and Dorothy Friedman. The idea at first was just to document Dorothy, but then I videoed all the poets and I’m so glad I did. Amy […]

What Would You Give?

… 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, some verses that I think fit the times and also defines how I feel about the indefinable soul. I hope […]

Jim Cory reads from Birds and Buildings

… I like in the title of Birds and Buildings how the birds come first and the buildings come second; there is something very poetic about that and also something a little askew. What is more important, bigger, the building or the bird? In Jim […]

Thinking about the Future on the Day the Clocks Fall Back, November 3, 2019

… In English we deal with the future by using nine helping verbs called the modals: will, shall, can, could, would, should, may, might and must. Only will will ever happen; all the others are possibilities, the wouldas, couldas, and shouldas of the world. Every […]