The Editors

A virtual reading presented by Sensitive Skin Magazine, on April 2nd, 2020, featuring: - John J. Trause (New Jersey) - Marguerite Van Cook (New York) - Rich Ferguson (LA) - Bonny Finberg (New York) - Erika Schickel (LA)...

The Editors

Sorry, no April Poetry Month this year - but we've still got plenty of poetry coming your way (and prose too!). We'll be running virtual online readings for the duration of the shelter-in-place order (so...September 2021?). ...

Bernard Meisler

Writer, poet and musician Keshav Das in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Keshav Das Keshav Das, was, once upon a time, an editor at Sensitive Skin magazine, when he went by the nom de plume Christian X. Hunter. He ...

Ellen Pober Rittberg

People without teeth depress me. Is that wrong, wrong-headed as does the lady in the subway cleaving to her whoever-he-is-husband boyfriend lover eyes almost closed unseeing is she blind is she foreign I mean Sca...

Bernard Meisler

Poet and teacher Sharon Mesmer in conversation with Bernard Meisler. photograph of Sharon Mesmer by Ester Levine I always enjoy speaking with the great Sharon Mesmer, one of my favorite poets and/or people! We ...

Andy Clausen & Pamela Twining

The poet carries the Universe on his shoulders (p 20). Thus, Shiv Mirabito, in his beautiful and provocative new book, Uncle Skallywag, published by Shivastan Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, on handmade paper, leaps bravely int...

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...

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...

Bernard Meisler

Anton Yakovlev in conversation with Bernard Meisler. Welcome to season 2 of the Sensitive Skin magazine podcast! We discuss Anton's growing up in Moscow, during the final years of the Soviet Union, his emigration to t...

Andrei Codrescu

There is nothing to laugh at. Plato advised keeping it in: no laughter. What are you laughing at? Plato said Homer shouldn't have said the gods laugh. They laugh, you won't. He was right on the money on that. What are ...