Loneliness (podcast)

Please consider subscribing to the podcast here. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Cast, Amazon Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Radio Public Listen to other autobiographical podcast episodes Listen to Aaron Berkowitz, editor of the Jewish Literary Journal, interview me about my poem, “Mr. Cassian’s Good Friend, Albert Einstein,” and my book, […]

“That Jane Goodall Tramp”//So Long, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (podcast)

Please consider subscribing to the podcast here. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Cast, Amazon Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Radio Public Listen to other autobiographical podcast episodes Listen to Aaron Berkowitz, editor of the Jewish Literary Journal, interview me about my poem, “Mr. Cassian’s Good Friend, Albert Einstein,” and my book, […]

The Earliest Bookstores I Remember // Picasso’s “Guernica” (podcast)

Please consider subscribing to the podcast here. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Cast, Amazon Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Radio Public Listen to other autobiographical podcast episodes Listen to Aaron Berkowitz, editor of the Jewish Literary Journal, interview me about my poem, “Mr. Cassian’s Good Friend, Albert Einstein,” and my book, […]

Rereading “The English Patient” (podcast)

Please consider subscribing to the podcast here. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Cast, Amazon Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Radio Public Listen to other autobiographical podcast episodes Listen to Aaron Berkowitz, editor of the Jewish Literary Journal, interview me about my poem, “Mr. Cassian’s Good Friend, Albert Einstein,” and my book, […]

New Interview at the Jewish Literary Journal (podcast)

Please consider subscribing to the podcast here. It is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Cast, Amazon Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Radio Public Listen to Aaron Berkowitz, editor of the Jewish Literary Journal, interview me about my poem, “Mr. Cassian’s Good Friend, Albert Einstein,” and my book, School of Night. (More excerpts from […]

Walt Whitman: “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” (podcast)

Please consider subscribing to the podcast here. Available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Cast, Amazon Podcasts, Breaker, Overcast, Radio Public Other Podcasts of Walt Whitman’s Poetry: Listen to these episodes on Whitman’s life, and Peter Zweig’s biography, Walt Whitman: The Making of a Poet

Week of the Bomb #2

Impossible decisions remain impossible, even after they’ve been made. Following on yesterday’s post, here are the voices of those scientists and politicians who admitted the horror of the atomic bomb, but saw its creation and deployment as unavoidable; who felt caught up and even powerless in the equally inevitable march of scientific discovery; those who […]

Reading 3 new poems: The Harvest of 1665, The Historian, Mr Cassian’s 54th Dream

On 8/26/20, a virtual book launch was held in London to celebrate three new titles published by Dempsey & Windle. As part of the reading I read the following poems: “The Harvest of 1665,” on the harvest following the plague of London in that year “The Historian,” on the execution of Sir Walter Raleigh “Mr […]

The Great Myths #67: The Origin of the Buffalo Dance (Blackfoot)

Read the other Great Myths here George Bird Grinnell’s classic account (from 1892) of the origin of the Blackfoot Buffalo Dance. It culminates with the buffalo freely offering themselves to the Blackfoot tribe, but only after teaching them the dance that will resurrect the buffalo herds: The people had built a great pis’kun [a buffalo […]

“Caedmon Comes to Singing” – new poem at Londongrip

Many thanks to Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, for publishing my poem “Caedmon Comes to Singing” in the new issue of Londongrip. Many will remember that Caedmon, who lived in seventh-century Northumbria, is credited with being one of the earliest English poets; I suppose we can all learn from his half-mythic example, of living most of his life […]