Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

Linda Quinlan reads from Chelsea Creek

… At the Bureau of General Services Queer Division in November in New York City, Linda Quinlan read from her most recent book of poems, Chelsea Creek. I had gone to hear Vittoria Repetto read, so Linda Quinlan was an unexpected treat. I felt close […]

I DON’T WRITE ABOUT RACE: June Gehringer reads at Zinc Bar

… A few Saturdays ago was a miserable snowy afternoon, more wet than snow, and I wanted to get to a poetry reading crosstown so I checked online for the M8 bus schedule (not many on a Saturday) and caught the next one. I’d planned […]

Bob Holman at Howl reads from Life Poem and The Unspoken

… Friday, December 6 was a jam packed night. Life was as full as it can get. I had been teaching English all day midtown and then made it down to the Bowery for some fun at Howl for the Bob Holman Book Launch. “For […]

Rae Armantrout reads 19 Unpublished Poems

… I went to hear Fanny Howe read at Zinc Bar last year on a Sunday in December and had the added pleasure of hearing the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Rae Armantrout, read unpublished poems that will soon appear in a new book called Conjure. […]

Fanny Howe reads from Love and I

… … On December 15, a Sunday afternoon, a great crowd gathered at Zinc Bar to listen to Fanny Howe and Rae Armantrout read. There had been a reading of Fanny Howe’s work the night before at Poets House, but I was teaching a class, […]

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 […]