from Ticket Stubs & Liner Notes

Ticket Stubs & Liner Notes (winner of the 2018 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award) gathers poems that focus on American music and musicians, mostly from the 1950s and 1960s.  For the companion website to the collection, which includes audio and visual clips relating to the music engaged in the poems, cruise on over to Ticket Stubs.


“My Ding-a-Ling (Chuck Berry at The Roadhouse, Ithaca, NY, November 1970),” WGLT Sound Ideas interview


“Janis Joplin Plays the Fraternity Brothers (The Armory, Cornell, May 3, 1969),” WGLT Sound Ideas interview


“Testaments,” WGLT Sound Ideas interview


“The Electric Flag, An American Music Band, Plays the Bitter End (New York City, November 1967),” WGLT Sound Ideas interview

“Yusef Lateef Opens for The Byrds (The Fillmore, San Francisco, 1969),” Rhino (2015)


“Wolfman Jack (XERB, ‘The Mighty 1090’),” WGLT Poetry Radio


“On First Hearing ‘Purple Haze,'” WGLT Poetry Radio