Hats off the the 92nd Street Y's Poetry Center Archives. If you haven't heard of it yet, basically, it's one of the poetry gems on the Web. The 92nd Street Y's Utenberg Poetry Center has, for decades, been inviting renowned poets to give lectures, read, and teach poetry to readers and writers. And they haven't lost a step in the digital age. Many new poetry readings are quickly posted online, and they've also begun posting archived readings on the Web too.
"I'm glad I caught you. I wanted to tell you a story about your kids," began the principal of my third-grade twins' Solomon Schechter school. And despite her casual tone, I suddenly stood erect, sucked in my stomach (as if that would help), and readied myself to hear an account that would require "a little chat" at home.
"So, Jacob and Sophie were playing basketball at recess together," she began.