John Pietaro

This is my vision…days on earth/Days when the weather changed course When we lost our minds/When leaders failed us/ There was no wisdom. From the opening strains of “Extinction Aria”, the lead selection on Anne Wa...

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...

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 ...

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...

Richard Modiano

The expression “first thought, best thought” is usually attributed to Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg indeed popularized the phrase but it was actually coined by his Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Further, there is ...

Peter Orlovsky

Snail Poem Make my grave shape of heart so like a flower be free aired & handsome felt, Grave root pillow, tung up from grave & wigle at blown up clowd. Ear turnes close to underlayer of green felt moss & sound o...