Category Archives: David Berman

David Berman, Poet Among Musicians (1967-2019)

Last week, tragic news hit the worlds of indie rock and contemporary poetry simultaneously.  The musician and poet David Berman, leader of the acclaimed indie band Silver Jews, had passed away at the age of 52, after a long struggle … Continue reading

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Kenneth Koch’s Collected Poems and 64 Other Books You Need to Read in Your 20s

Another day, another list.  First, Frank O’Hara on David Bowie’s “must-read” list and now, another surprise: Kenneth Koch’s Collected Poems on … a Buzzfeed list? The listicle factory known as Buzzfeed has tallied up “65 Books You Need To Read … Continue reading

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