Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

Lonely Christopher reads from In a January Would

… Right before the coronavirus drove us all indoors without jobs or places to attend poetry readings, Lonely Christopher had a launch for his new book, In a January Would, at Torn Page in Chelsea. None of us knew that this would be the last […]

Trace Peterson Reads at Zinc Bar

… … I started to know Trace Peterson about two years ago when she was finishing up her PhD, but she was so busy that we hardly talked or were able to correspond or get anything done. What I wanted to do was to record […]

Greg Masters reads new work

… In a world that is getting crazier, the writer Greg Masters is important because he continues to make sense. On a ship that is sinking, he is one of those life savers who gives directions. I recorded him reading last month on a day […]

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Rae Armantrout reads 19 Unpublished Poems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on a Sunday in December and had the added pleasure of hearing the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Rae Armantrout, read unpublished poems that will soon appear in a new book called Conjure.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 […]