On Her Plate


“Let me tell you what’s on my plate.”

It’s Mom on the phone, from her hospital bed in NC to me at my desk in NJ, and I think, Ah, she wants to talk about her upcoming pacemaker procedure. read more


Street, at the Metropolitan Museum, an exhibit that features an hour-long video by James Nares edited from 16 hours read more

“All those stories looking down on me”

Waking the Morning After Sandy — with Bonnie Raitt’s lyrics and Denise Levertov’s poem. read more

A Garden of Inspiration

“While Socrates is pronouncing his subtle and solemn words, our eyes remain fastened on Athikte, while she read more

An Island in the City

Though it meant plenty of city driving to reach it, City Island fulfilled read more

Negotiating Other Territories

PrayWay, by the artists Kraupa-Tuskany, Berlin, and The Third Line, Dubai, was part of the New Museum’s Triennial. read more

On going

A highlight of  blogging for Best American Poetry last week (see “This Be the Poet”) on the Poetry Society of America’s Larkin event at Cooper Union was the quick  read more

With Merwin in Mind

I am eating scrambled eggs Easter morning at the Waverly Diner on 6th avenue, when read more