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

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

Another reason to love NYC, and it involves the MTA

Also, of course, the Poetry Society of America. Terrific news read more



Green Buddhas
On the fruit stand.
We eat the smile
And spit out the teeth.
—Charles Simic read more

And melons


They lie
under stars in a field.
They lie under rain in a field read more

Anna Akhmatova

Anna Akhmatova


The pillow hot
On both sides,
The second candle
Dying, the ravens read more

Writing in a Time of Violence

Writing in a Time of Violence


In my last year in College
I set out
to write an essay on
the Art of Rhetoric. I had yet to find read more