Category Archives: Readings

Robert Creeley at Goddard College May 18, 1973

Over the past two weeks my attention keeps turning back to this reading of Creeley’s. Prior to my accidental discovery of it I had no idea what a treasure it would be and is. One morning I was scrolling through R.C.’s page at PennSound and thought to listen to one of my favorite poems, [...]

Meaning is a Change of the Ink - On Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

Not long after I graduated from college in 2000, I was working in a Border’s in Tucson, AZ and I discovered Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry. This anthology, brand new at the time, includes poets such as Dmitry Prigov, Aleksei Parshchikov, Ivan Zhdanov, Nina Iskrenko, and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. To say this book [...]

Over Here Steve Dolph Wrestles Armed Commandos

A couple Sundays ago at L’Etage in the Bella Vista section of Philly, Frank Sherlock had a book party for the release of his first full-length collection, Over Here, published by Factory School, which is one of the true standout presses today. Caroline said, after the reading had finished, that “Frank was like a rock [...]

A Crush of Consonants and Open Vowels

The crush of consonants
in Tom Daschle & the open
vowels of John Yau have
got me thinking of Mary Ann
Caws who says “Poetry can be
any damn thing it wants”
The treaty of 1868
We are not alone in a room
Being alone is anarchy
I’m certain the mice are
in the ceiling
A bomb instead of a drawing
It snowed last night
The sun today [...]