Category Archives: Books That Come My Way

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 […]

Bob Holman reads from Sing This One Back To Me at Saint Marks Bookstore, August 27, 2013 with Salieu Suso on the Kora

… Talk about an archive; I just came across an event I recorded in 2013: Bob Holman at the Saint Marks Bookstore where he read from his new book, Sing This One Back to Me, in tandem with Salieu Suso, a native of Gambia, on […]

Michael Lally reads from Another Way to Play, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, May 9, 2018

… Michael Lally had and has the knack to make the matter of fact profound, which might be easy enough to read, but isn’t as easy as it sounds; seeing the essence of a thing is a gift Michael had to hone over the years, […]

The Odd Magazine

… I have been aware of and a participator in The Odd Magazine for many years. It’s a collaboration of writers and artists with its home base in Kolkata, India under the direction of Sreemanti Sengupta. There is so much I like about The Odd […]