Tag Archives: WILLEM DAFOE

The Outrage of Christ

THE LAST TEMPTATION OF CHRIST by Nikos Kazantzakis was a revelation for a young Catholic boy living on the South Shore of Boston in 1967. I found the book in our town library next to his successful novel ZORBA THE GREEK. The blurb on the dust cover shockingly declared that Kazantzakis had written this book […]

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 […]

THE RULES OF KLAUS

In 1978 Anthony Scibelli shot a roman-photo based on my detective poem featuring Klaus Nomi, Cookie Mueller, Clover Nolan, Andy Reese and several other friends from the downtown scene. MoMA celebrated Club 57 in 2017. When I arrived at the opening, a friend said, “You’re famous.” Tony’s photos were featured at the front entrance. No […]

LOVE YOU LONG TIME – CHAPTER 1 by Peter Nolan Smith

In the summer of 1986 I shared my bed with a raven-haired flamenco dancer from Madrid. In late August Elana’s boyfriend called from New England in late August. She left for Gloucester the next day. My elderly Puerto Rican neighbor cursed me in Spanish. The Honduran super translated Mrs. Adorno’s words to inform me that […]

A WALK IN FOG by Peter Nolan Smith

On a murky November evening I attended the opening of the “Dream’ exhibition at Luxembourg’s Mudam Museum. Madame l’Ambassador bailed early for a formal affair. I was not invited for the dinner. “It’s a diplomatic thingee.” Madame l’Ambassador explained, as we walked through a thickening fog to the waiting Jaguar. “I understand.” A writer-in-residence has […]