Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

Burt Kimmelman reads from Wings Apart

… Burt Kimmelman’s new book has a wonderful title, Wings Apart, and what is especially wonderful about this new book is that you can read it in one sitting, which—and this is not redundant—is a wonderful thing to do. You can read James Joyce’s Pomes […]

Wanda Phipps reads at KGB

… On October 15, 2019, there was a reading at KGB Bar for LiVE MAG!, the EV publication Jeff Wright edits presenting art and writing in downtown Manhattan as they happen. What excited me about this particular reading was the lineup of poets, Lee Ann […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mark Statman reads from Exile Home

… On September 15, tired as I was, I made my way to KGB for a poetry reading, and as soon as I got there, the atmosphere of the place began to resuscitate me. It was going to be, and it was, a great reading […]

Lynn McGee reads from Tracks

… Before I knew Lynn McGee was a poet, we worked together as colleagues, teachers at BMCC. We were working off campus at a public school on the Lower East Side, when one day she showed me a poem she’d written that had a wasp […]