There is an irony to the radar dishes featured on the cover of Joseph Krausman’s forthcoming book, Parabolic Dishes. First, because this is a physical book, after all, not an electronic document transmitted over the air. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just that the 86-year-old Krausmann is so actively involved in personal literary exchanges. As a resident of Albany, he is a reliable presence and attentive participant at author talks, poetry readings and writing workshops, as well as all manner of other cultural events in the capital region.
“It’s a good thing that writers hear other writers,” Krausman said in his Brooklyn accent. “I am a professional novice. Started as a kid, made friends and had good teachers.”