Category Archives: East Village Archives

Schneeman, Savage and Angel

… Ken Angel Davis gave me a postcard he made out of a poem by Tom Savage on one side and a drawing by George Schneeman on the other. And I am sending it along to you. …

The Skulls of Ken Angel Davis

“When I think of Skulls….I do not think of someone who is dead,but rather I think of someone who was alive.The Skull representing not death but life.Stacks of skulls, stacks of lives.The grinning Skull smiles at us all.Live now while you can…“Live and let live,” […]

Ridgewood in the House: poems by Ama Birch

  Ama Birch got funding to talk to people in Ridgewood, Queens, hear their stories, and then make poems out of what she heard. Ridgewood is where Ama lives, and she knows it like the back of her hand.  This current work is reminiscent of […]

Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks in “Hey Women”

On Saturday, October 9, toward evening, in La Plaza Cultural, near the southwest corner of 9th Street and Avenue C, Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks performed a dance piece called “Hey Women” that used the ensemble in solos, duets, trios as well […]

Bina Sharif’s Rage on the Page

  Over the years, I’ve enjoyed watching Bina Sharif work on stage. Her work is thoughtful, and often pulls comedy out of tragedy; she can be very funny like a stand up comic.  On August 1st, Bina posted this on her Facebook page: “This morning […]

Poems by Frank O’Hara transcribed by Ted Berrigan coming to us via Ken Angel Davis: The End Of The Far West

  Ken Angel gave me a copy of The End Of The Far West, a collection of poems by Frank O’Hara that Ted Berrigan transcribed and mimeographed in 1974 with front and back cover art by Alice Notley. These poems were not published in Frank […]

Twelve Postcards

  I like making things, and since my husband Akram’s drawings often fit my poems perfectly, I’ve made postcards out of them. In the time of an inundating Internet and a pandemic, postcards are something physical that a friend has taken the time to write, […]

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, […]

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, […]

Tom Cole reads from the Tyranny of Structurelessness

… This past July 25th at Howl Happening Gallery on First Street near the Bowery I heard Tom Cole read from two plays he was working on. He read without other actors taking on any of the characters, and his performance turned out to be […]

Ken Angel’s 43 Poems by Bill Kushner and Tom Savage

… I was visiting Ken Angel in his studio last week and on leaving he handed me—he is a gift-giver—an early printing of a book he did of some of the poetry collaborations that Bill Kushner and Tom Savage used to write together when they […]

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 […]