Saturday, March 25, 2017

Random Photos

A few from recent months, in and around NYC, Newark, and points north and south. Enjoy!

1 World Trade Center enshrouded in thick
gray clouds, beneath an otherwise cerulean sky
Barbara Epler, New Directions' Editor in Chief and
Publisher, and my editor, receiving the Friedrich
Ulfers Preis from the Goethe Institute in New York 
Part of the flyer for the 8th Annual
Festival Neue Literatur, whose theme
was "Queer as Volk" (March 3-5)
One of the conversations at Festival Neue Literatur
"Translation at the Margins" discussions,
featuring Mexican literary star Valeria Luiselli,
author John Freeman, and translator Tess Lewis

Resistance messages in the windows
of the Cooper Union's Great Hall
A strong wind that blew a trash can
off its moorings at the Exchange Place
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station
Someone crashed outside my office
at Rutgers-Newark (I never found
out if anyone was hurt, though I hope not) 
Rutgers-Newark MFA Director Jayne Anne Phillips
with Writers@Newark series guests and
my former colleagues Robyn Schiff and Eula Biss 
Subway boxing match--it was choreographed,
thankfully, and not a real fight
Floor merchant, MTA station
Erecting the outdoor Spring Market
at Bryant Park, NYC
The elevated floor for the Spring Market
in Bryant Park 
A lively restaurant in Brooklyn
Erica Hunt and Tonya Foster reading
and conversing about all kinds of fascinating things
at Adam Fitzgerald's East Village apartment 
A group of Rice University students who came
to Newark via the Friends Service, and whom
I met with at the Newark Museum
Downtown Providence, Rhode Island 
During the northeastern blizzard, which
hit while I was visiting at Brown this spring 
The 2017 Spring semester readers, Brown
Department of Literary Arts
On Carole Maso's door at Brown,
two departed but never forgotten literary
forces, C.D. Wright and Aishah Rahman
The Turkish contract for Counternarratives,
which apparently vanished in the mail
on its way to the publisher's agents there
(perhaps one of Erdogan's reps read "The Lions"....)
Graffiti in Providence 
Plein air painter, Astor Place 
Something about his hat made
me photograph him 
Manhattan, still too cold
for outdoor dining 
One of those incredibly filthy
New York City snow mountains 
"Can't Sleep?" 
A sculpture rising in Cooper Square
Before my event with Phil Harper and
Sonya Posmentier, at NYU Center
for the Humanities
A little lost finger penguin 
Only in NYC (Bryant Park)

Daffodils peeping through the mulch,
Bryant Park (42nd Street just beyond the gate)
Meatpacking District, Manhattan 
The line outside the Whitney Museum to
see the 2017 Biennial (Frieda Kahlo
is looking askance at everyone) 
The image speaks for itself
Ernest Montgomery's newest volume
of photos (i.e., Beauty), Hermoso 

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