Bernard Meisler

Novelist, poet and publisher J. Macon King in conversation with Bernard Meisler. I met J. Macon King last spring, when he sent in a short story I liked - he thought I lived in NYC, but to his surprise, we both lived ...

Peter Wortsman

New neighbors. The walls are thin. The mole on her chin makes it safe to fantasize, or so I think. “I’m Crowley,” she says, “that’s Jim.” Jim the Psycho gives me a look that says: I’ll kill you if I ca...

Bernard Meisler

Novelist and essayist bart plantenga in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Amsterdam-based bart plantenga is a novelist and essayist (PARIS SCRATCH, NY SIN PHONEY) and one of the co-founders of the Unbearables lite...

Bernard Meisler

Author Emily Carter in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Emily Carter is the author of the classic GLORY GOES AND GETS SOME, as well as many, many short stories, published everywhere from Sensitive Skin to The New Yo...

Marc Olmsted

COLLECTED POEMS OF BOB KAUFMAN edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye and Tate Swindell City Lights Books $19.95 The surrealism of Bob Kaufman is a true American surrealism, because Kaufman brings the blues, jazz...

Bonny Finberg

Love, built on mutual fantasy in order to fortify against loneliness, eventually becomes a prison. I approach the beginning of the end never really having had love that doesn't feel like a betrayal. Anyone I have ever...

Bernard Meisler

Novelist, playwright and poet Arthur Nersesian in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Arthur Nersesian, photograph by David Shankbone Arthur Nersesian is the author of nine books, including the classic novels The Fuck-U...

J. K.

Play One Hot car and hot girl after two hot nights. Pushing the pedal, I sped my new girlfriend’s blue Mustang down the Bay Area Autobahn. I could hurtle for miles at a buck twenty—if it wasn’t for the CHP. San Fran...

Roberta Allen

THE DYING MAN The dying man just told the barmaid and two customers that he is dying. The two men stare at their drinks. The barmaid washes glasses so she doesn’t have to look at the dying man. “I’m so sorry,”...

Bernard Meisler

NYC poet and impresario Puma Perla in conversation with Bernard Meisler. photograph of Puma Perl by Len DeLessio I've never met Puma Perl in real life. That is, I don't recall having done so. But it seems as if we must...

Bernard Meisler

NYC poet Eve Packer in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Eve Packer Great NYC poet Eve Packer and I spoke about the loss of our dear friend Steve Cannon, Jeffrey Epstein (Note: this was recorded in mid-July), her own ...

Mia Hansford

You ask me why I want to stop here but I didn’t say because that truck is dropping a load of steel through a graffitied plywood door and that’s the sound of a city turning corners. Didn’t say because this bench s...

Thaddeus Rutkowski

First published in Terminal! magazine, No. 14 (Philadelphia, ca. 1982) Conducted in Giorno’s home, in the building on the Bowery, Manhattan, where William S. Burroughs had his Bunker, by Thaddeus Rutkowski. TR: To an...

Bernard Meisler

Gerald Nicosia in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Gerald Nicosia An absolute must-listen for all fans of Jack Kerouac and the Beats. Gerry and I spoke about his role as an advisor to the film version of "On The Road...