19 Nov

Estha Weiner and I were supposed to read together last summer in Brooklyn, but unfortunately I had to be out of the city. Last week, […]

12 Nov

  Lunar Chandelier Press put together a reading at Unnameable Books in early November. I brought my camcorder intent on recording the whole thing, which […]

8 Nov

  Facebook is its own MFA program. When I wanted to be a poet back in the late 1960s, artists and writers gravitated to hip […]

6 Nov

When I arrived in NYC in the fall of 1979, one of the first things I did was to go to Saint Mark’s Church and […]

4 Nov

  Tyler Mitchell needs me like he needs another hole in the head, but when I heard him speak in an interview on television, I […]

1 Nov

… The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the […]

30 Oct

When I was becoming an adolescent, as I felt my body change and get hairier it wasn’t odd to think that I could be a […]

28 Oct

“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 […]

22 Oct

Anyone who knows me knows I love the American artist, Charles Burchfield, and one thing I love about him is that even in the sunlight, […]

16 Oct

I love reading Basil King’s poetic histories because they connect time and place and people in unexpected ways that I find delightful. In Basil’s new […]

7 Oct

  In 1981, Helikon Press under the direction of its publisher, William Leo Coakley, published Talbot Road, a poem by Thom Gunn. Recently, Mr. Coakley […]

25 Sep

On Thursday, I took the subway to the Upper West Side to record the poet and publisher, William Leo Coakley—you can call him Willie—at his […]