Category Archives: Poetry

Drifting On the Sea – Hart Crane – Poem by Peter Nolan Smith

Sunken fishermen struggle to swim Without anyone warm enough to shed a tear and they know who will join the sea. The night stars illuminate the path to nothing. for a drunken poet someplace to be other than the wet Caribbean A ship’s aft lights dim in the dark and the engines bury the voices […]

PEOPLE SUCK Gus and the Snowmen

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and I am wandering around the Fort Greene Observatory in a green cotton robe. The windows are open and the curtains are up. The people in the new condo building are probably staring into their binoculars and saying, “That crazy old coot is naked again.” They’re right and I’m about to […]

IN VINO CALOR

The wind drives the snow across a barren field. Spring is a century away from today and I shiver in the cold, knowing a fire awaits me not far away and a glass of wine. In vino calor.

Poetry In the Ruins

Industrial ruins haunt both sides of the Hudson River. Tall chimneys mark them from a distance. On this winter morning no one is there but me. Walls stand as tombstones. They act as grafitti billboards For my eyes only. Black is our safe shadow. Scream into her earth and cry. Protect with unconditional love. Hold […]

PETER NOLAN SMITH READING AT MoMA 02 08 18 Club 57 Show

FIRST CHAPTER OF THE END OF MAYBE READ BY PETER NOLAN SMITH – VIDEO BY ERIC MARCIANO – MUSIC BY ANDREW POLLOCK RULES OF KLAUS READ BY WILLEM DAFOE – VIDEO BY ERIC MARCIANO BAD POETRY OF PETER NOLAN SMITH READ BY LARRY FLEISCHMAN DUELLING JOURNALS BY ANN MAGNUSON AND PETER NOLAN SMITH THE END […]