The Great Psychiatrist

The Great Psychiatrist

I visited him three times. The first visit we spoke about T. S. Eliot’s play The Cocktail Party and the character he reminded me of, a sort of spiritual psychiatrist: a no-nonsense male authority figure with T. S. Eliot’s world-weary deep rueful skeptical...
Two Poems

Two Poems

  Grand Central            I thought of you today, Billy Collins, in the subway changing trains at the center of eight million poems turning and turning like a tourist bewildered under the clock inside the palace at the still point of an analog world in a digital...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    The Guggenheim Fellowship Poem             Do they still write “The Guggenheim Fellowship Poem,”           which takes place in Italy–in Venice, often, but sometimes Florence           with side trips to Siena, and maybe Arezzo, and certainly Ravenna,...