literary constables will haul you away

Karl Shapiro: all the arts are flourishing except poetry. MORE...

I'm links, you're links

I use to organize all my links. You can view my bookmarks here. You can also create an RSS feed so that my new links show up on your iGoogle page or Google Reader. I suppose it's much like seeing headline-like entries fed from a blog, only here, as I say, it's a list of links that are obviously of interest. Chris Mustazza has a helpful blog entry on

into the flow

Charles Alexander, poet and maker of the great Chax Press, reports on his blog that he has been reading Ted Berrigan's Collected Poems once again. "I seem to re-read Berrigan every few years," he writes, "like a necessary bath or entry into the flow."

And speaking of Chax, back in January '07 the Bowery Poetry Club hosted a wonderful reading in celebration of this small press, marking the publication of Swoon Noir, by Bruce Andrews; Afterimage, by Charles Borkhuis; Born 2, by Alison Cob; Analects on a Chinese Screen, by Glenn Mott; Since I Moved In, by Tim Peterson; and Mirth, by Linda V. Russo.

rot in safety

many questions for the "I like it, I don't like it" college students

Tonight, at the annual Writers House Thanksgiving, I induced Tom Devaney to read the poem called "Poem," which he dedicated to me (on the occasion of my 50th birthday in March '06). He obliged and here is the video recording.

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