Tag Archives: Bernadette Mayer

Philip Good reads from Subatomic Moss

  Subatomic Moss is a chapbook of two collaboration poems by Bernadette Mayer and Philip Good recently published by Vehicle Editions. “Collaborations are a crapshoot,” Bernadette says, “but this one worked.” I couldn’t agree more. I’m kind of in love with Subatomic Moss. Bernadette and […]

Bernadette Mayer reads from Works & Days

… “Here in beautiful aloneness forest” is where Bernadette lives in a house with a windowpane back porch looking out toward a stream (you must go down the hill to see it, but it is there) and a rectangular piece of woods (Poetry State Forest […]

Bernadette Mayer reads from Scarlet Tanager

… Scarlet Tanager is a favorite book of mine because it was the first book Bernadette Mayer published after her stroke, and as I read it I knew that she could still write a poem. I went upstate to visit her a little while ago […]

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. … … … …

Bernadette Mayer reads from the Sonnets: We Eat Out Together

… My heart is a fancy place Where giant reddish-purple cauliflowers & white ones in French & English are outside Waiting to welcome you to a boat Over the low black river for a big dinner There’s a lot of choice among the foods Even […]

Bernadette Mayer reads from the Sonnets: Taking the Humbler Path for Ron Padgett

… … “TAKING THE HUMBLER PATH” ………for Ron Padgett Was excellent advice from Ron In a dream I fell We were walking in the rush hour Got pushed into a snowbank By a man in a Bentley &climbingoveritIfellinlikeGreek&Latin Scared at first I’d lose the bottom […]

Bernadette Mayer reads a poem for her 70th birthday: WALKING LIKE A ROBIN

… ……WALKING LIKE A ROBIN ……take 3 or 4 steps then stop ……look smell taste touch & hear ……is there anything to eat? ……oh look, there’s some caviar ……it must be my birthday, thanks ……i must be very old, like seventy ……i guess i’m falling […]

Sonnets 61 – 120

… … 61 Things are often more beautiful at a distance, but not you. The closer the more inevitable you become. Before I thought beauty was what I saw, that the superficial awed, but I was wrong. Your skin is really you as fragrant as […]


… The poet slides on her bottom stubborn As a turtle over slippery stones Sitting inching picking up the large ones That hinder her path dropping them to form An island in the current that’s rushing At us. I’m on the stream’s descending slope Walking […]

Singing Secrets: Interview with Bill Kushner: Questions

… April 10th at the Chelsea Square. I have some questions to ask Bill sent to me by several poets and writers. There is a family eating at the next table chattering away happily. Although I fear Bill won’t be heard I start recording when […]

Singing Secrets: Interview with Bill Kushner: Poetry

… The following Saturday, March 20th, was sunny and wonderful. I spent the morning priming my study, hurrying to Janovic Plaza to order some paint, and got over to the Chelsea Square to talk with Bill who arrived looking very dapper in a floppy cap. […]

Singing Secrets: Interview with Bill Kushner: History

… … I met Bill at the Chelsea Square Restaurant on March 13, 2010 at 3:30 in the afternoon. The day was a stormy downpour. The wind howled down the street first taking one umbrella from me and then the other that I’d bought at […]