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This Sunday in Hoboken: “Strangers in the Night: Poets on Music, Musicians on Poetry.”

I’ll be part of a reading of music-inspired poetry with great people–Amina Baraka, Chris Carr, Ratzo Harris, Diana Gitesha Hernandez, Joel Lewis, Glenn Morrow, Daniel Nester (that’s me!), Puma Perl … Continue readingThis Sunday in Hoboken: “Strangers in the Night: Poets on Music, Musicians on Poetry.”

“Behind the Sound,” on W. Bliem Kern and his MeditationsMeditationsMeditations.

Just up on Poetry Foundation’s website is my appreciation of Meditations, W. Bliem Kern’s sound poetry book/cassette collection from 1974, which I have held onto for years as a private inspiration. … Continue reading“Behind the Sound,” on W. Bliem Kern and his MeditationsMeditationsMeditations.

“He plays music by the book”: article on Adrian Butler, Rutgers-Camden pianist and library staffer.

  I loved writing news features. This one was actually for the Rutgers-Camden magazine, I think? It was also a press release, and then it ran in various freebie papers … Continue reading“He plays music by the book”: article on Adrian Butler, Rutgers-Camden pianist and library staffer.

Just out in Courier-Post: My Op-Ed on proposed Martin Luther King memorial in Maple Shade, NJ.

  For 20 years, I read the Courier Post, and now I’m in its opinion pages. That’s pretty cool. What’s also cool is I got to offer my opinion–and, hopefully, move a … Continue readingJust out in Courier-Post: My Op-Ed on proposed Martin Luther King memorial in Maple Shade, NJ.

Just out in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s The Power of Forgiveness: “Flag Waving for Beginners.”

A couple months I got an email, subject line “Your Writing in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness.” It said my writing was being considered for inclusion in an … Continue readingJust out in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s The Power of Forgiveness: “Flag Waving for Beginners.”

1985: Mix Tape, TDK Chrome 90 Minutes

Side One: Hüsker Dü, “Broken Home, Broken Heart” Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” R.E.M., “South Central Rain (I’m Sorry)” Ready For The World, “Oh Sheila” Chi-Lites, “Oh Girl” … Continue reading1985: Mix Tape, TDK Chrome 90 Minutes