New York has warmed up a bit.

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I’m going for a run tomorrow. Finally. It’s been so cold that I thought I would freeze my ass off which really would take some work since I have an ass. I have been reading about these women in Venezuela who have died having their booty enhanced. The good news is that I won’t be needing that operation. I already got enough going.

The reading at KGB tonight was great. Frannie Lindsay, Jim Tilley and the amazing Nick Flynn. I love KGB Bar, it’s a place with character and style.

Tomorrow we have Tess Taylor, Rex Wilder and Henri Cole at 4 pm at Poets House. You should come!
Afterward we go to dinner in Tribeca, and Sunday I fly home. I look forward to being back in Cali. I want a shiatsu massage, and I want sushi and sake.

For dinner I went to this deli and got takeout chicken and grilled vegetables. I don’t eat well in NY for the most part; I eat stuff from these delis and little shops. I like walking the streets. I like seeing the bustle. I like the hurry. The skies are pale and without much blue but it doesn’t matter because there is so little sky. It’s all being indoors. It’s all very crowded. In Los Angeles you can catch the sky trailing between the palm fronds. You can catch the sky at play.

See you tomorrow at Poetry House at 4 pm. You won’t regret it.

Red Hen at Poets House
March 22, 2014 @ 4 pm
Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1956 and raised in Virginia. He has published eight collections of poetry, including Middle Earth (FSG, 2004)which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He has received many awards for his work, including the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Rome Prize, the Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Lenore Marshall Award. His most recent collection isTouch (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2011). He teaches at Ohio State University, is poetry editor of The New Republic, and lives in Boston.

Tess Taylor grew up in El Cerrito, California, and attended Berkeley High School. She moved east to go to Amherst College, but took a leave of absence to work as a cook’s assistant and translator in Paris. When she came back, she double-majored in English and Urban Studies, ran a gardening program for youth in Berkeley, and interned at Chez Panisse. After college, Tess moved to Brooklyn and worked as a journalist while attending NYU’s journalism school. She covered (and still covers) arts, books, food, architecture and the urban environment for The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other venues. Tess has received writing fellowships from Amherst College, the American Antiquarian Society, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and The MacDowell Colony. Her work appears in The Atlantic Monthly, The Believer, Boston Review, Guernica, Literary Imagination, The Threepenny Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New Yorker. As the 2010-2011 Amy Clampitt Resident, Tess worked on a small farm while she lived and wrote at the house of poet Amy Clampitt in Lenox, Massachusetts. After seventeen years away, Tess lives again in El Cerrito. Her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was published by the Poetry Society of America. Red Hen Press published her first book of poems, The Forage House.
Rex Wilder’s poems have appeared in publications such as Poetry, The New Republic, Yale Review, and The Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of Waking Bodies, which takes “the tired English of everyday use” and brings it “back to us refreshed and full of its original surprise,” according to Billy Collins. Wilder is editing an anthology called There and Back, featuring original boomerangs from a diverse range of poets around the world and a foreword by Richard Wilbur. He is the Chief Creative Strategist for Advertising for Humanity, a marketing firm specializing in charities and community foundations. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

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