Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

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Martha King reads some unpublished poems and then a word about Max Sees Red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a mystery called Max Sees Red, but when I got to her place, she decided it might be better to read some poems instead, unpublished ones that she wanted to give some […]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 […]

Yuko Otomo reads from Study

… In April, Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky, came over to my place to read some poems. One book that Yuko read from was Study, which are meditations on works of art. Listening to and reading Yuko Otomo is a unique experience where beauty and […]

Scott Hightower reads from Self-evident

… Scott Hightower’s Self-evident, published in 2012 by Barrow Street Press, is a book of fifty poems in three sections: Infant Gods, Brújula (Rose of Exile, and Self-evident, which are often departures from a point in time through the medium of a painting, or a […]

Mitch Corber reads from Weather’s Feather

… Mitch Corber has lived not only as a poet, performing artist and musician, but as a video documentarian of what has gone down on the Lower East Side among the poets and artists who’ve lived here for over 40 years. Mitch’s eagle eye, his […]

Edmund Berrigan reads from More Gone

… In June, one evening, I stopped by Greenlight Books in Flatbush to hear Edmund Berrigan read from his new book from City Lights, More Gone. I’d already heard him read at the Poetry Project a month before, which was the book’s launch, but I […]

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 […]