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A Tribute to Cookie Mueller

Max Blagg and Glenn O'Brien take this opportunity to introduce The Cookie Mueller Corner to their program, a recurring segment in which they will read some of the late writer's wonderful stories (Mueller died from AIDS in November, 1989.) This show includes Mueller's hilarious A Winter in Provincetown, 1970, which appears in the 1985 anthology Wild History, edited by the artist and book collector Richard Prince. Once they're on a roll, the boys go on to present Max's Gathering Bruises, novelist Denis Johnson's Talking Richard Wilson Blues, Glenn's To All the Boys I've Ever Loved and more poetry by under-recognized British poet John Benjamin. They do not read any poems by Robert Benchley - a real rarity, as is this show in general (30 minutes).


Bald Ego Online


The late arts writer Glenn O'Brien and poet Max Blagg hosted the Bald Ego Online series from 2005-2006, featuring Duncan Hannah, Ron Padgett, Anna Akhmatova, Donald Barthelme, an Anthology of New York Poets, and more. 
After O'Brien passed away in 2017, Clocktower re-introduced the series in remembrance of the writer's life in the New York art scene. He will be sorely missed.   

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