April 12, 2024

“Having a Coke with You” by Frank O’Hara

Having a Coke with You is even more fun than going to San Sebastian, Irún, Hendaye, Biarritz, Bayonneor being sick to my stomach on the Travesera de Gracia in Barcelonapartly because in your orange shirt… Continue Reading

April 6, 2024

“Journal, Day Three” by Kazim Ali

Journal, Day Three Poetry and Painting On a cloudy day, at the ocean, staring out at the horizon, one can see two things. That the earth does curve. And that the place at which the… Continue Reading

March 29, 2024

“There are those who pass” by Alice Ruiz

There are those pass There are those who passand everything happenswith steps already taken there are those who leavefrom stone to glassleave everything broken and there is, thankfully,those who leavethe vague impressionto have stayed .… Continue Reading

March 22, 2024

“The Poet as Setting” by Douglas Kearney

The Poet as Setting The jolt that comes to bones inside a tumbled streetcar is what the painter considers as she strokes her-self into story. There is less to the jolt that comes as he… Continue Reading

March 15, 2024

“The Attic” by Cynthia Huntington

The Attic It’s September: I’ve moved into town,into the attic of an old barn—a big open room I reachby climbing a ladder that rises through a hole in the floor.The room is long and high,… Continue Reading

March 8, 2024

“Unfold Your Own Myth” by Rumi

Unfold Your Own Myth Who gets up earlyto discover the moment light begins?Who finds us here circling, bewildered, like atoms?Who comes to a spring thirstyand sees the moon reflected in it?Who, like Jacob blind with… Continue Reading

March 1, 2024

“Tropic Winter” by Evelyn Scott

Tropic Winter The afternoon is frozen with memories,Radiant as ice.The sun sets amidst the agued trembling of the leaves;Sinking right down through the gold airInto the arms of the sea.And the enameled wings of the… Continue Reading

February 23, 2024

“A Map to the Next World” by Joy Harjo

A Map to the Next World      for Desiray Kierra Chee In the last days of the fourth world I wished to make a map forthose who would climb through the hole in the… Continue Reading

February 16, 2024

“An Untitled Ode to the Wonder of Life” by Richard Feynman

An Untitled Ode to the Wonder of Life I stand at the seashore, alone,and start to think. There are the rushing wavesmountains of moleculeseach stupidly minding its own businesstrillions apartyet forming white surf in unison… Continue Reading

February 3, 2024

“Pollock” by Patti Smith

Pollock Hail the surface of his speech Hail the spirit whom he greets Hail the dance the cryptic air Hail the heart the holy hare Hail the hawk the nursing foal Hail the tarred and… Continue Reading