Maxine Kumin, Stanley Plumly, Edward Hirsch, Paul Muldoon, and Robert Pinsky read together at The New School last night in celebration of long-time New School poetry teacher Pearl London. It was fantastic. These poets and many others appear in a new anthology, Poetry in Person: Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America’s Poets, which includes transcriptions of their visits to London’s legendary class. You should get it.
Curating these older posts now (November of 2018), I can’t believe it’s been almost nine years since the first night of a fiction seminar with Robert Antoni that was among the most influential and important sustained experiences of my life.
I never got around to writing very much for Bkish, partly because I rather quickly became consumed with a vernacular project in Robert’s class. It was a fiction seminar, but it was also an amazing workshop. I don’t think Bkish exists any longer.
If dispatch and slingshot still exist, they aren’t loading. The thoughts below are from January 2010.
A few timely things I wanted to share:
Bookish Us has become Bkish. I’m looking forward to blogging for that great site in the near future. Many thanks to Joe, site creator and editor, for inviting me to be a part of it. From Bkish:
Bkish is a literary opinion and aggregate blog; from author interviews and book news, to reviews and recommendations, to event and journal announcements, we try to cover the entire spectrum of literary goings-on across the globe.
Had my first class with Robert Antoni last night. The class participants are great (I had the pleasure of meeting and working with many of them last semester) and I’m really looking forward to the reading list, projects, and Robert’s insight. A great first night.