Monthly Archives: December 2019

Samuel R. Delany reads To the Fordham

… … The Segue Reading Series, curated by Lonely Christopher and Rijard Bergeron, hosts readers on Saturday afternoons at the Zinc Bar in NYC. On December 18, they presented Samuel R. Delany, who read a short story called “To the Fordham”. Older writers have good […]

Peter Valente translates Vers Dorés by Gérard de Nerval

… In my early twenties when I started to study French, I listened to Edith Piaf, translated Le Petit Prince, and bought a bilingual book of Symbolist Poets that included Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine and Gérard de Nerval, whose poems were the first […]

Sreemanti Sengupta reads from Losing Friends

… I’ve known Sreemanti Sengupta for many years now, and all because of the Internet. Though I’m in New York City and she’s in Kolkata and you, dear reader, are wherever you are, here we are together, optimistic company in pessimistic times. She and I […]

Patricia Carragon reads at Zinc Bar

… There are important stones one never sees because they are the foundation that hold everything up; not only the capitol, the stadium, and the church, but even the poetry reading. What are buildings or books without the words? Over the years, Patricia Carragon has […]

George Wallace reads from Outside Paso Robles

… I had been talking to a friend over the summer who suggested that I read and meet the poet George Wallace. “You will like him,” my friend told me. When I heard that George Wallace was going to be reading at KGB, I made […]

Dorothy Friedman reads at Zinc Bar

… On September 22, I went over to Zinc Bar to hear some poets. I was especially looking forward to hearing Dorothy Friedman because she’s always fun, a surprising adventure in English, the language itself and its delivery. The poet is as ubiquitous as air […]

Vittoria repetto reads from my fingers wonder

… Vittoria repetto read at The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division with Linda Whalen Quinlan on November 22. I went to hear her. I think she has been one of the movers and shakers in the LES poetry scene over the last few decades, and […]

Maggie Dubris reads from Brokedown Palace at the Bowery Poetry Club

… Some writers shine and heal like saints. Maggie Dubris is one of them, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart. Over the years, I’ve met all sorts of people from all walks of life who love her writing, and that was […]