Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

DAVID GITIN R.I.P.

Didn't know poet David Gitin well but the few times I was around him he, and the poems of his I liked, made it clear to me he was a good guy, and a good poet. Here's two that sum up my impression of him pretty well:


CHUCKLE

chuckle down fear

year after year

smile like a porpoise


MUSIC FOR ZEN MEDITATION

eucalyptus outside my window
sunlight plays on the floor

yesterday's papers
motes of dust

sudden green
of Betty's blouse

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MY LATEST FAVORITE QUOTE

"Happy Pride, Michael.....I will always consider you a gay pioneer...xo xo"
—Michael Ferri (referring to me, in response to a comment I made on a photo of him and a fellow member of Skyline Faggots, a pioneering gay activist collective in DC in 1972, when my first wife and I also lived in a commune with our two children and mostly lesbian feminist activists and were experimenting with our "sexual" identities, partly in support of the burgeoning movement for gay and lesbian rights)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EATING (AND DRINKING) OUT WITH FRIENDS OVER THE YEARS PART TWO

Ted Berrigan, Tim Dlugos, Penelope Milford, me, my daughter Caitlin and Michael O'Keefe (edge of photo smiling) are who I can identify in this photo at my second wedding (this one to P.M.) eating the wedding cake, 2/14/82 at J.S. Vandam's NYC.
Me, Terre Bridgham, Athena Greco (?), my daughter Caitlin and the late Tony Greco at his (and his wife and my old friend Suzanne's) home in Pacific Pallisades c. 1986
Terence Winch, me and Doug Lang, Washington DC c. 1988?
me and my lady Kim at Largo in West Hollywood (before a Poetry in Motion reading) c. 1990?
Eve Brandstein, me and Kim same table (mine) at Largo at another Poetry in Motion reading (Eve was my partner in starting and running that weekly poetry series) c. 1991?
My wife Jaina, Simon Pettet, me and ? at Karen Allen's home in The Berkshires for my 60th b'day party May, 2002

Jeff Coleman and me in South Orange NJ c. 2012?