19 Mar

  Life, we all come to realize, even if we never read Heraclitus, is in constant motion, which is one reason why I walked over […]

6 Mar

    I brought tulips home to lift Akram’s spirit, and he took two photos of them that lifted mine.           […]

2 Mar

  At KGB last December, I heard Sean Singer read from a forthcoming book of prose poems called Today in the Taxi, similar journeys, different […]

28 Feb

  Some poets become so famous that other poets who are not famous, and there are many more of those, think that something must be […]

13 Feb

…If you are ever going to memorize a sonnet of Shakespeare, Sonnet 18 may be the one because it is beautiful to say, easy to […]

13 Feb

  A few years ago, the news that Alfred Corn was working on a translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies made me very happy. […]

8 Feb

  Sandpiper The roaring alongside he takes for granted,and that every so often the world is bound to shake.He runs, he runs to the south, […]

2 Feb

  Many people may think of Star Black as a photographer who has documented NYC downtown art and literary events. She also curated the Monday […]

26 Jan

  My friend, the artist Neddi Heller, has two shows going on now in Brooklyn. It’s always a pleasure to see her work so I […]

24 Jan

  Last year on January 30th, my friend Dr. José Fernandez died of a heart attack on his way to work at a nearby hospital. […]

19 Jan

  If you have been deciding whether your next read is going to be a novel or a poem, I have the perfect solution for […]

14 Jan

  I went to Maria Lisella’s apartment in Queens, a walk from the train, the elevated N. She thoughtfully had prepared a meal for me, […]