Poetry readings with Geetanjali!

We had such a fun poetry reading at my place in August! 20 people showed! And people got to read for the first time! It was simply magical. Thanks to Geetanjali Joshi! Then we recreated the magic in September at Sante Bar! Here are the two poems I read: Monaco   From the yacht We […]

Risk taking and Larry Fagin

I wrote an obituary of my teacher, the poet and editor Larry Fagin, (July 21, 1937 – May 27, 2017), last year. This year people in the poetry community discovered it and were upset that I talked about the unscrupulous and nasty things that he did, such as sexually harassing me, not just the nice […]

Light sensations

Light Sensations   To put among the stars A constellation Reaching out A chartreuse wave runs Eagerly touching The mountains on Jupiter It houses itself In a dormant stage These little balls blown hither and thither Bursting their coats Naked again A flower spreading its petals Lipping outward rippled edges Dramaturgy in small things A […]

Beacon Rock, December

Beacon Rock, December     Climbing the rock with feet in slush and sunlight A new view and a kiss Over and over Icicles drip Melting off yellow grasses Nodding in the weak winter sunlight   All next to the massive river Switchback after switchback untamed, Unclipped, undomesticated Deep green ferns sheltered in the overhang […]

Certainly Not

Certainly Not   I am certainly not thinking of The luxuries of your table The sausages, cheeses, olives Lamb, chicken skewers, salad or anything so delicious   Nor am I thinking of the beehive inside my dress- Living in perpetual fluctuation, excitation and tension At a high temperature, with an animating self-heat Closely packed, vibrating […]