I've always admired Jeff Wright's energy and generosity participating, publishing and observing the art and poetry scenes in New York City. And I'm a fan of his poetry too. It had been on my mind to invite Jeff over and film him reciting some of the sonnets from his recent book, Triple Crown from Spuyten Duyvil Press. He came to my apartment last Tuesday and for a little while we talked old times and drank the white wine he'd brought sparkling with seltzer and cracked ice. When we started, the noises outside, East Village construction, buses, and dogs barking leashed at the Chinese takeout continued, but Jeff's words would not be interrupted, they themselves creatures from the neighborhood, appeared image after image, every rift and riff full, thoughtful language at its funny best, sensual sound quick and yet long lasting exploding little epiphanies in the mind.

for more poetry and other stuff, check out: donyorty.com/blog/2014/05/11/jeff-wright-reads-from-triple-crown/

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