Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ekphrastic Poetry

Many thanks to Painters & Poets for publishing three of my ekphrastic poems. My daily poems for the past several days have been skinny stanzas of thirteen lines each that meditate on different aspects of Constantin Brancusi’s Endless Column. Theoretically the poem, like … Continue reading

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Francis Ponge in English Translation

New readers of Francis Ponge are advised to go first either to Selected Poems or The Nature of Things, both of which are in print and readily available. I say this even though they are two of the four* Ponge books … Continue reading

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Albert Ayler in a Spray of Sunflowers

I’m happy to announce that my poem inspired by the life and work of Albert Ayler and his brother Donald has been published in Jerry Jazz Musician. My deep-felt thanks go to Joe Maita for giving this poem a home.

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Monday with Pessoa: Bernardo Alone

Sadly I write in my quiet room, alone as I have always been, alone as I will always be. * we, the self-aware actors, are also our own spectators, our own gods…. – Fernando Pessoa as Bernardo Soares, The Book of … Continue reading

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