Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Ron Kolm reads from Swimming in the Shallow End

Ron Kolm gives a lot of energy to the current poetry scene in NYC. He adds to his archives at the NYU Library, continues to publish others at The Unbearables, and collaborates with artists and writers, too, recently editing Brevitas 17, the yearly publication of […]

Lynne Sachs reads from Year By Year Poems

  I heard Lynne Sachs read for the KGB Monday Night Poetry Series on Zoom a few weeks ago. She read from her new book, Year By Year Poems (2019), which is a beautifully put together publication by Tender Buttons Press. In it she chronicles […]

7 Postcards

Back in the early 1980s, my friend Stephen Spera began to make poetry postcards for me. And then I took over the enterprise. Now I work on a lot of sonnet postcards. Here are seven non-sonnet postcards with the first five from an earlier time. […]

Murat Nemet-Nejat reads from Io’s Song

In Io’s Song, some of the poems are as beautiful to look at as they are to listen to and read. I have always been a fan of poets whose first language isn’t English, but who speak and write the language because when a poet begins […]

Ed Sanders reads some really good poems

  In high school, my classmate, Mary Kopala, had an older brother in college studying for a PhD in Physics, if I remember correctly, and he brought the record album, The Fugs, home at Christmas for her to listen to. This would have been in […]

Sanjay Agnihotri reads at the Parkside Lounge, 2/2/20

… Sanjay Agnihotri is generous with his time and energy. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Local Knowledge, a literary and art journal, as well as the programmer and host of its long-running monthly reading series in Manhattan. I am going to give him […]

Art Young Cartoons

… Patsy Margolin, a country singer, a student of Ravi Shankar, and a colleague of mine in the beginning fight to save the community park and garden, La Plaza Cultural, which led to the bigger battle of saving all community gardens in NYC, gave me […]

The Reverend Billy Choir in La Plaza do The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats

… Yesterday, Sunday, July 9, 2017 folks gathered at La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez at 9th Street and Avenue C in NYC to say goodbye to the weeping willow tree that was planted by Latino youths in the mid-seventies when they decided to change […]

The English Garden: Portraits by Akram: 7/18/14

… Portraits from the English Garden by Akram who decided to join Tom, Martin and me for our Friday walk across Central Park. … … … … … … … … … … … … …

Go Love

… … What’s not to like about a band that has a member who plays the typewriter? Go Love had their reunion, album release and final show at Sidewalk Cafe, NYC, on Friday night, April 25, 2014. Tired as I was I went and woke […]

Homesickness by Min

… It is a flying bird without feet but never gets tired It is a strong tree without roots but never turns weak It keeps disturbing wonderful dreams Hence souls wander forever … Min was a student of mine during my Wuhan University stay in […]

Life by Daniel

… Life is a big book on whose edges we write down comments. … … Daniel was a student of mine the summer of 2008. The night before I flew back to the States, I took Daniel and some other students—mostly from my poetry workshop—Baker, […]