David Rothenberg (COVID)

Gary and I went to see David Rothenberg yesterday.


David Rothenberg, 87, funny adorable gay Village ikon

determined actual visionary Broadway publicist

theater producer WBAI host 35 years

founder of The Fortune Society for people who were in jail

his life about helping theirs stories and stories

Elizabeth Taylor Richard Burton S.J. Perlman Alvin Ailey

all his many friends from prison David knows everyone

walking one day with Isaiah good friend former prisoner

with a journalist through Times Square

David and Isaiah knew everyone.

“I know the muggers and David knows the muggees,” Isaiah said.



Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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