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Journal, Day Five August 18, 2006: A few more books by New York poet friends of mine to round out the week. Before I get to them let me offer a correction. In yesterday’s entry I put Hugh Seidman in the wrong school. He studied with [...] by

Journal, Day Four August 17, 2006: Now for some comments about books that I’ve been reading and rereading, most of them by friends. The Poems of Charles Reznikoff 1918-1975 by Charles Reznikoff. Edited by Seamus Cooney (Boston: [...] by

Journal, Day Three August 16, 2006: 3: ON PUBLISHING MY FIRST BOOK OF POEMS IN THIRTY YEARS But life doesn’t always conspire to allow us to write all the poems that we want. Everybody has to work a job. Lots of people’s marriages [...] by

Journal, Day Two August 15, 2006: 2: ON PUBLISHING MY FIRST BOOK OF POEMS IN THIRTY YEARS The year 1985-1986 was filled with humiliating interviews with headhunters and potential employers. Nobody knew which slot to fit me in. [...] by

Journal, Day One August 14, 2006: 1: ON PUBLISHING MY FIRST BOOK OF POEMS IN THIRTY YEARS Well, thirty-one years, to be precise. I brought out my first book, Theories of Rain and Other Poems, in 1975 with SUN, a literary press that I [...] by