Category Archives: American Poets

Michael Ruby reads Subway Poems

… I heard Michael Ruby read at Zinc Bar earlier this year and was very taken by his Subway Poems, which he has been writing on his way to and from work over the years. They have an easy feel to them, accessible, and yet […]

Peter Bushyeager reads Monday May 3

… At the Local Knowledge Reading Series at the Parkside Lounge on May 19th, poets Vyt Bakaitis and Peter Bushyeager were featured. Peter began his reading with a poem, Monday May 3, that I had never heard him read before, but remembered reading myself in […]

Steve Dalachinsky reads poems for Artaud and Kupferberg

… When Steve Dalachinsky and Yuko Otomo visited a few weeks back, we had a great time talking and recording their poetry too. Here is Steve reading two of Kenny Angel’s (what Steve likes to call “Kenny’s Broadsides”) hand-colored laser prints, two poems Steve wrote, […]

Yuko Otomo reads two poems

… When I read Yuko Otomo I think of how learners of English as a second language see and hear possibilities in the sights and sounds of their new language that are not known to the native born because learning brings its own perspectives. I […]

AMERICAN POETS CONGRESS: I AM AN AMERICAN POET

… On April 29, 2018, the American Poets Congress gave a reading at Poets House in NYC. This nascent group began to take shape shortly after the election of Donald Trump. On December 20, 2016, Patricia Spears Jones reached out to a handful of poets […]

Craig Kite reads The Small Print

… A few months ago I arrived late at a LiveMag! reading at La Mama because I was coming from a KGB reading—this was on a Monday night and La Mama, as those who know know, is a few doors away walking on the south […]

CA Conrad reads at Karma Gallery, NYC, January 13, 2019

… I was at the Karma Bookstore the other day on Third Street near Avenue A when I heard that CA Conrad was going to read at Karma Gallery on 2nd Street between A and B on Sunday, which was yesterday, the 13th. It was […]

Penny Arcade reads some poems at Zinc Bar, NYC, 11/24/18

… I was looking forward to hearing Penny Arcade at Zinc Bar because I’ve been seeing and hearing her since I arrived in New York some forty years ago, and she never disappoints. If anyone were to ask, “Who is your favorite performer?” I’d answer, […]

Homer Erotic

… Poet, provocateur, musician, among so many other things, Barbara Barg died of cancer in Chicago on May 22, 2018 at the age of 71. Even though I was expecting the news, the earth trembled under my feet when I heard it. There was no […]

A Noiseless Patient Spider by Walt Whitman with two sonnets by Edwin Denby and Don Yorty

… A noiseless patient spider, I mark’d where on a little promontory it stood isolated, Mark’d how to explore the vacant vast surrounding, It launch’d forth filament, filament, filament, out of itself, Ever unreeling them, ever tirelessly speeding them. And you O my soul where […]

Peter Bushyeager reads at Unnameable Books

… When I went to Brooklyn to see Peter Bushyeager read at Unnameable Books, I had to take two trains to get there, plus a long walk along Vanderbilt Avenue, but the bookstore is worth getting to, a really wonderful spot for those who like […]

Avant Ricuas: Torres, Noel and Cruz

… There is perhaps no greater gift, nor a more enviable one, than to grow up speaking two languages. On Wednesday night, October 25, three generations of Boricuas got together to read their poetry, and to celebrate the publication of Beneath the Spanish, a new […]