Friday, April 20, 2018


It's a Wes Anderson movie, made with stop-action figures that on the big screen are gorgeously iconic and detailed, and yet still true to a kind of parody of a certain genre (mostly Japanese, but other nation's too, sci-fi movie conventions from the 1950s and '60s etc.) that give the film a lot of its style.

Add in the voices of iconic movie stars, and other kinds of stars—e.g. Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Yoko Ono, et. al.—for the dogs as well as humans, and you get a very pleasurable and satisfying movie experience.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Hate self-promotion but as a friend said it's a lifetime of work I'm promoting, not me, so if you can please join me for the book party for ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY one week from tonight, 7-9pm @ Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st Street NYC.
And if you haven't already, please consider donating to the documentary film about the book and me. Rachel is doing a tremendous amount of work and could really use the support!
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PS: This terrific excerpt from Eileen Myles' intro to Another Way To Play just came out in the Paris Review today.

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Finally caught up with this Academy Award nominated documentary from last year, FACES PLACES (VISAGES VILLAGES in the original French). A delightful film directed by an iconic figure from my early years, Agnes Varda, now 88, and the much younger contemporary artist/photographer JR.

Their interaction is enough to make this movie a treat, but then there are the French folk they choose to focus their attention on, each one more than worthy with their unique charms and personalities. If you have delayed catching up with this flick, you've got a wonderful experience coming when you do.


well, obviously you can, but it's totally hypocritical...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Just a reminder that two weeks from today, Wednesday April 25th, from 7 to 9PM, there will be a publication party for ANOTHER WAY TO PLAY: Poems 1960-2017 (Seven Stories Press) at Howl, 6 East 1st St. NYC. The book's intro is by Eileen Myles, who will say a few words, and I will read a poem or two, but mostly it'll just be seeing old and new friends, hope one of them will be you.... [here's a link to the Howl event page]