Tony Kushner’s Response

Tony Kushner c/o Heat & Light Co., Inc. 119 West 72nd Street #193 New York, NY 10023   The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York 535 East 80th Street New York, NY 10075 cc: President Jeremy Travis The faculty and students of John Jay College of Criminal Justice 899 Tenth Avenue New York, NY, 10019 May 4, 2011 To Chairperson Benno Schmidt and the Board … Read more Tony Kushner’s Response

CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements

Tony Kushner This was brought to my attention by Marilyn Hacker’s watchful eye in Paris, & comes from the JTA website, here. A more detailed article can be found on the site of The Jewish Week, here. May 4, 2011 (JTA) — The City University of New York has voted not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree at its commencement after a board member objected, citing the Pulitzer Prize winner’s … Read more CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements

Tuli Kupferberg Event @ Living Theater

the Living Theater presents: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TULI Tuesday Sept. 28,  7 pm until forever at the Living Theater   – 21 Clinton Street between Houston and Stanton ( F, J, M, G to Essex – Delancey stop or F to Second Ave. ) FREE and open to the public a cast of 100’s  including Videos by Thelma Blitz speakers, readers, musicians i.e. the Fuxxons, Judith Malina, David Amram, John Kruth … Read more Tuli Kupferberg Event @ Living Theater

Forthcoming Events

Sunday June 27th Metropolitan Museum 1:00PM “Picasso, Pablo Ruiz: Spanish Poet Who Dabbled in Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture”” A conference & reading by Pierre Joris, co-editor and translator of Pablo Picasso’s poetry: The Burial Of The Count Of Orgaz & Other Poems Nicole Peyrafitte will read  the French & Spanish versions of Picasso’s texts. * * * Tuesday June 29th TRIALOGUES @  The Vision Festival XV Abrons Arts Center … Read more Forthcoming Events

Whiteout at Poetry Society

Well, it’s a blizzard and a snowstorm all up and down the East Coast and into New York where the Gramercy Park area, and especially the building housing the Poetry Society of America, has been hit by a further kind of self-inflicted whiteout — vide the appended open email-letter from Fred Viebahn that came in overnight. Its criticism is totally justified, though I wish Viebahn had given other examples … Read more Whiteout at Poetry Society

Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg

I will be in Chicago for readings (more details on that later) so I will have to miss the occasion, but people in the NY area should definitely try to go. Tuli is a culture hero activist Bodhisattva of major proportions — & right now he can need all our help. This, via the Allen Ginsberg Project: Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg January 22 For those of you in the … Read more Benefit for Tuli Kupferberg

Robert Kelly on Brooklyn (3)

CITY AS PILGRIMAGE (continued…) After the movies,  a hot potato knish, square as a stiff cushion, peppery, greasy fingers you could lick after the main dish, a delicate aftertaste.  A good cure for memories.  A good banishment of sentimentality.  Lick the salt, lick the skin.  And then go left again, down to the end of Pitkin Avenue. Hopkinson was an open side street,  but most of the side streets … Read more Robert Kelly on Brooklyn (3)

Robert Kelly on Brooklyn (2)

CITY AS PILGRIMAGE (continued…) East:  Sunrise, the highway to the book I would set out, down the four steps cement steps of Mrs. Shevlin’s house where we rented our apartment, cross the little cement patio, turn left. Pass the stoop where Loretta sometimes stood, the Polish girl next door, innocent slinky and pretty and sad with acne.  Pass the ever-open Italian social and athletic club where old men, never … Read more Robert Kelly on Brooklyn (2)