Robert Kramer

The Concert You recall that certain moment during the concert at the lakeside spa where Kafka once had stayed, in the mountains north of Prague, when--after the voluptuous melancholy of a sentimental Viennese waltz-- ...

Ron Kolm

It was a slow night in the bookstore so I went over to the literature section and grabbed a copy of Celine's Death on the Installment Plan and took it back to my post at the cash register. I hid it under the counter ...

Marc Olmsted

TAXI NIGHT Poetry by Cliff Fyman Long News Books $15.00 I connected with Cliff Fyman some years after his association with Naropa University (then Institute) and its 1977 Summer Writing Program - a heyday-host...

Linda Kleinbub

At the Chelsea The cover band plays Blurred Lines beer is cold skin is tan far away, my mind writes our story I’m Nancy Spungen we grunge around rat-infested subway cars from CBGB to The Bitter End we room at T...

Yuko Otomo

Albers and Morandi: Never Finished 1. seeing I prefer to see with the closed eyes. - j. a. To achieve understanding, it is necessary not to see many things, but to look ...

Don Yorty

A homeless woman with her legs spread on a park bench looks ready to shit. Good God she is pulling her pants down with paper towels about to do it. Vacationing anarchists are camped out by the water fountain. It is hot...

William Considine

You cannot and should not enter The House of the Inquisitor. Its pale stone frontage with carved floral ornaments is locked And uninviting. It was built in 1780 - so late! - when this town Was larger than any in your c...

Sparrow

The Brothers Silver: A Poet’s Novel by Marc Jampole Poets write novels invertedly; the language comes first, then the plot ‒ if there even is a plot. In his Acknowledgments, Marc Jampole mentions a number of poems t...

Kelly Cowan

playing Visit California CD 8 songs - “get into that unique California state of mind” on exercise bike building muscle after surgery Mamas and Papas - in rhythm Kool & the Gang - now I’m moving w/ cooke...

John Pietaro

Edward D. Wood, Jr., Selected Poems, Unexpurgated Edition Black Scat Books, 2020 Yes, it really is that Ed Wood. Recalled in cult movie circles as the bizarro planet’s Orson Welles, Wood was writer-director-producer ...

Francine Witte

In the shark world, even, there are rules, laws about sleepswimming and razor teeth and what the sharkbelly wants. Like my father and his own rules, laws for his kingdom, our tiny apartment with the neighbors’ fo...