Ron Kolm

We were totally unprepared for the winter of 1968; it was bleak and cold, and it seemed to last forever. My wife and I were from the North -- Reading, Pennsylvania -- and we had joined a government program to help organize ...

Spuyten Duyvil

Spuyten Duyvil names the creek that separates northern Manhattan from the Bronx. It is bastardized Dutch and might mean 'spitting devil' or spinning devil' in reference to the cross currents that boil the water at this junct...

John Farris

“What you gonna be when you blow up? I bet you gonna be a balloon…kee kee kee!” That was Willie T’s salutation these days -- delivered with an eye-rolling guffaw registering satisfaction with his cho...

Eddie Woods

The poem "Bananas" is a true story. I was flat broke in Hong Kong, strolling along Kowloon's Nathan Road vaguely wondering how to pay my rent. But also thinking poems. Suddenly this stunning black GI on R&R from Vietnam stop...

Dan Sofaer

Vain Endeavor It was a vain endeavor. All the plants and leaves Took pity on it as it Hung out in the wind. Princesses noticed its Ridiculous asinine shadow As it hung out there torn For a moment and said Poor, po...

The Editors

In celebration of the birthday of John Coltrane, Sensitive Skin had its first reading in San Francisco, Thursday, September 23rd 2010 at: The Luggage Store Gallery Craig Clevenger reads from Dermaphoria, part 2 https://ww...

The Editors

Contributors to past, present and future issues showed up at the Bowery Poetry Club, August 15, 2010 in New York City. Much thanks to the proprietor, Bob Holman, for hosting us (and for joining us as a special guest star). E...

Bernard Meisler

So after watching Simon of the Desert last week, and being blown away by what is perhaps the most ridiculous (or sublime?) ending to any film ever made, I did my research and figured out the name of the band - The Sinners. ...

Al Kresch

Al Kresch has been dealing with the same motifs for at least 40 years. The earlier paintings that I have seen, not unlike the best work of Derain and Marquet, show him reacting not only to the largest forming and emotion...