Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

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 […]

Thaddeus Rutkowski at Zinc Bar

… In celebration of his first book of poems, Border Crossings, Thaddeus Rutkowski read at the Zinc Bar on September 22. I was lucky enough to be there to capture his engaging reading that is both cerebral and affectionate. When Thaddeus reads, the time just […]

Bertha Rogers reads from Wild, Again

… On September 17, Bertha Rogers read at the Bryant Park Reading Room Series, which happens outside near 6th Avenue and 42 Street where the whole world meets, and fire engines clang and ambulances scream, and even though it was a windy night, and the […]

Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo read from Frozen Heatwave

… On April 1 of this year, Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo came over to my place for coffee and bagels and to read some poetry. It was a wonderful afternoon, as easy as the Vimeo you are about to see. I had specifically asked […]

Anne-Adele Wight reads from An Internet of Containment

………… I was in Philly a week ago and stopped by to see Anne-Adele Wight who lives in a lovely high rise apartment in Center City with a view of the Delaware River that made me feel that I had wings and could soar from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]