Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

Kay Gabriel reads from Elegy Department Spring / Candy Sonnets 1

… Kay Gabriel is getting her PhD. She’s been, among a myriad of things, a Latin instructor who used to like Greek better—well, she still likes Greek—there is only one Iliad after all—but she’s been developing a fondness for the silver tongue as well. Before […]

Michael Ruby reads from The Mouth of the Bay

… The inspiration to write comes from many places and in many ways, as many ways to write as there are people, who want to do it and bring fresh perspectives to the written page delivered through their urges and inclinations, their mediums and their […]

Ama Birch reads from Sonnet Boom!

… I met Ama Birch about six months ago and now that I know her I keep running into her everywhere I go including a well-attended poetry reading she gave at the Seward Park Library not too long ago. I asked her there if I […]

The Reading for Bessie’s Resurrection @Brooklyn Tea, May 19, 2019

… On May the 19th, a pleasant Sunday afternoon, there was a launch for Kimberly A. Collins’s new book of poems, Bessie’s Resurrection, fresh off the presses from Indolent Books. She had two special guests reading with her, Antoinette Brim and Patricia Spears Jones, who […]

Simon Pettet reads from Hearth

… It has been over a year, way over, since Simon and I got together at my apartment to record him reading from two of his books, As a Bee and Hearth. As a Bee went smoothly although it was a very hot day and […]

White Faced Lieutenant, a play by Dennis Moritz

… White Faced Lieutenant, a new play by the poet playwright, Dennis Moritz, is a prayer of remembrance dedicated to his father, Wallace Moritz, a radar-bombardier in WWII, who was shot down over Japan and spent five months there in a prisoner of war camp […]

Ron Kolm reads from Welcome to the Barbecue

… Ron Kolm came over to my place on Sunday to read from his new book, Welcome to the Barbecue, short poems that chronicle a romance that are both personal and universal, and very precise and clear in poems so small. Ron Kolm will tell […]

Larissa Shmailo reads from Sly Bang

… I had the pleasure of being among the writers who read at Jefferson Market Library in celebration of Larissa Shmailo’s new novel, Sly Bang, published by Spuyten Duyvil Press, a book where haunting disturbing poems are found among the haunting disturbing prose. The author’s […]

Grace Schulman reads from Strange Paradise @KGB, March 18, 2019

… I was very busy on Monday, March 18, but I went to KGB to hear Grace Schulman read at seven that evening, and I’m glad I did. Her reading was a gentle tour de force that began with a poem by W.S. Merwin, who […]

Scott Hightower reads from Tartessos

… Scott Hightower’s newest book of poems, Tartessos, takes place in western Spain, recording landscapes and cities, the history of politicians and artists, people the poet knows and knew through his partner, José Luis Fernández de Albornoz, whose roots there and in Puerto Rico connect […]

Janet Hamill reads from Real Fire

… I saw Janet Hamill at Bowery Poetry on Sunday, February 10. Anton Yakovlev runs a Sunday afternoon reading there, and this was the first I attended. Janet read from a new book called Real Fire, an illuminating work that she partly wrote tripping on […]

Katy Bohinc reads from Scorpio

… Katy Bohinc came over to my place after Lee Ann Brown had suggested that I record her reading some of her poems. “You’ll really like her poetry,” Lee Ann said. Katy had stayed with Lee Ann for awhile and now she was staying near […]