by Tom Savage and Bill Kushner
OCT 2015 | Poetry
Tom Savage is the author of eleven books of poetry including the latest 136 collaborations (mostly sonnets) with the late Bill Kushner. His other books include Afghanistan: From Herat to Balkh and Back Again and Brainlifts. He has had poems in The New York Times and many print and online venues. He has received grants from the Fund For Poetry and taught at The Poetry Project.
Bill Kushner (1931-2015) was a poet, playwright, actor, and director at the The New York Theater Ensemble and Theater Genesis. His books of poetry include Head, Love Uncut, He Dreams of Waters, That April, In the Hairy Arms of Whitman, In Sunsetland with You, and Walking After Midnight. Some poems, recordings, and fabulous interviews with Bill can be found at poet Don Yorty's blog. A memorial reading for Bill will be held at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, where he was an important presence for decades, on Monday, November 16 (see poetryproject.org for more details).
SEPT 2015 | Books
Corey Mesler has been writing a series of novels, short story collections and poetry books over the past twenty years at various small presses. This year, Soft Skull Press published his ninth novel, Memphis Movie, which tells the story around a film shoot in the city. The Robert Altman-esque cast of characters include the film’s director, many of its actors, and various city residents including an elderly poet Camel Jeremy Eros who gets hired to add “Memphis mojo” to the film’s script.