Writing the Apocalypse: How Do You Say Goodbye?

Writing the Apocalypse: How Do You Say Goodbye?

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic.   How Do You Say Goodbye? | By Puma Perl  They sat at a small red table on the edge of Chinatown, drinking […]

Writing the Apocalypse: There’s No Such Thing as Tuesday

Writing the Apocalypse: There’s No Such Thing as Tuesday

“Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic.   There’s No Such Thing as Tuesday | By Puma Perl  Jack says he needs lunch That’s the only way he knows it’s noon […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Highway Music in the Now

Writing the Apocalypse: Highway Music in the Now

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highway Music in the Now | A collaboration between Puma Perl and Charlie Waters, dedicated to the memory of Steve Dalachinsky Riding down […]

New and Recycled Dances and Talking from All Around the World

New and Recycled Dances and Talking from All Around the World

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The coronavirus may have retreated from our city, but its fallout, in shuttered theaters and unemployed performers of every description, lingers in our atmosphere. Festivals that once lured thousands are furloughed or, at best, transformed into video compendia of past triumphs and Zoom experiments. Many of the videos on view take […]

My CoviDiary: The August Entries (Month #6! and Counting…)

My CoviDiary: The August Entries (Month #6! and Counting…)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, find the latest diary entry, then other August content. Click here for the July entries.  Click here for the June entries. Click here for the May entries. Click here for the April entries. Click here for all March entries . My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication […]

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

In Search of Meaning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic  

BY CHELSEA RESIDENT LISA RUIMY HOLZKENNER Ah, strange, strange, strange are these days. Yes, in perpetual anxiety, I am sequestered behind my locked door for this unforeseen foe of a merciless disease subjecting humanity to immeasurable tragedies of loss, pain and grief.   Like shadows, fears accompanying me everywhere into my waking and sleeping hours, […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Phase 4 NYC

Writing the Apocalypse: Phase 4 NYC

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Phase 4 NYC | By Puma Perl I don’t know why I’m having trouble answering emails. And I don’t remember where we […]

Writing the Apocalypse: Apoclayptic Cocktails

Writing the Apocalypse: Apoclayptic Cocktails

  “Writing the Apocalypse” is a weekly series featuring the poems, essays, and recollections of Puma Perl, with subject matter influenced by her experiences as a NYC resident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apocalyptic Cocktails | By Puma Perl What’s the point of drinking without a bar to lean on and the unspoken possibility of a […]

From Across the World and Across Town, Dance Knocks at Your Door

From Across the World and Across Town, Dance Knocks at Your Door

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | The COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled practically every live performance in the country, creating financial havoc for the thousands of Americans employed in the theater, dance, and music industries. The upside: The world’s best dance companies are releasing both new and archival works for free, on their websites, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram Live, […]