Albany Journal – 4/17/12

It has been a wonderful week for poetry here in the Capital Region, and it kicked off this weekend with two of the great Albany street poets: Don Lev and Don Levy, both of whom spoke at the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park on Saturday night.  The venerable Donald Lev, already a certified master… More

Albany Journal – 7/12/12

I went to the Wirters Institute last night not expecting much.  But I found something much better – Rossana Warren and her wonderful, skillful poetry, and Margot Livesey’s incredibly well-written novel.  The writer Honor Moore introduced Warren, and as it turned out, I found Warren’s work to  rely upon the postulates and axioms of sound, bringing… More

Albany Journal – 7/1/12

Today is another hot and sunny day, and I think we’ve had a string of them here in Albany.  The reading we had the other night of the New Surrealist Institute went surprisingly well.  Poets are really a very talented people.  The way they use words is uncanny, and even without knowing what the narrative… More