Category Archives: American Poets

Dorothy Friedman reads Bill Kushner from White Rabbit

… I saw Dorothy Friedman at the memorial reading for Bill Kushner at the Poetry Project in October, and she told me that she too would like to read some poems by Bill, so I asked her to come over to my place, and I […]

Mark Statman reads from That Train Again

… I went to Mark Statman’s home in Brooklyn. He shares it with his wife, artist Katherine Koch. They have several dogs, and the dogs, I must say, remained a pretty calm audience throughout Mark’s reading although you might hear the click of claws against […]

For Judith Malina by Ed Sanders

… Kenny Angel gave me this poem book, a tribute to Judith Malina by Ed Sanders. He works on these poem books at his studio on Second Avenue. … … … … …

Quack by Bill Kushner

… On November 16, 2015 at the Poetry Project in NYC there was a memorial reading for Bill Kushner organized by Stacy Szymaszek, a beautiful tribute to a wonderful poet. The readers were Stacy Szymaszek, Lewis Warsh, Phyllis Wat, Maggie Dubris, Lydia Cortes, Steve Spicehandler, […]

A Frank Poem by CA Conrad

… There are books of poems that are easy reads that I finish quickly. Bernadette Mayer’s Utopia was a book like that, so was Ted Berrigan’s Train Ride, and Bill Kushner’s Head. Recently, and not so recently anymore, CA Conrad’s The Book of Frank was […]

Bill Kushner reads When I Was Five

… On Saturday, September 4, 2010, at Saint Mark’s Church, Bill read When I was Five. It would be published the following year by Sputyen Duyvil in his last book, Walking After Midnight. Bill reads it with all the noise of the traffic and people […]

Wallace Stevens reads The Idea of Order at Key West

… … … The Idea of Order at Key West She sang beyond the genius of the sea. The water never formed to mind or voice, Like a body wholly body, fluttering Its empty sleeves; and yet its mimic motion Made constant cry, caused constantly […]

May Swenson reads The DNA Molecule

… I hope you enjoy this Caedmon recording of the poet’s exact reading of her poem as much as I do. … … THE DNA MOLECULE is The Nude Descending a Staircase a circular one. See the undersurfaces of the spiral treads and the spaces […]

Muriel Rukeyser reads The Speed of Darkness

… I had never heard Muriel Rukeyser’s voice before I began to make a vimeo of her reading her poem The Speed of Darkness, a Caedmon recording. I had heard Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s voice, however, and while I edited the poem, listening to […]

Michael Lally reads Love Never Dies

… … LOVE NEVER DIES Lots of shit dies Love doesn’t Parts of me are Already dead But love isn’t… My appendix Dead and buried My prostrate and A disc from my back Dead and gone too And parts of my brain Cut out with […]

Michael Lally reads Swing Theory

… … … … Swing Theory: 5 … When I first read about string theory I thought What about swing theory? The ways the uni- verse is secretly governed by the same laws that sparked The Big Band Swing Era, park swings and taking a […]

Bernadette Mayer reads Sonnet written with Philip Good

… Bernadette Mayer reads a sonnet that she wrote with Philip Good. Sonnets published by Tender Buttons Press. … … … … [APPIP:Error]Error: Invalid Request (file_get_contents) — Please check your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key for errors.Error: (CURL) RequestThrottled — AWS Access Key […]