“Mark Katzman’s weird and wonderful Playdate looks like a poem and reads like a novel. Fast, ever so fast and on point, it hurtles you through its dizzying narrative and leaves you gasping for breath. What a book. Once you start, it’s impossible to stop reading.”
"William Bronk is some kind of vast, reflective prism, who now feels to me more like a principle or law of some kind than simply my mentor, friend, and spiritual father."
Desire and Denial: The William Bronk - Mark Katzman Correspondence, a talk, was given at New York University on April 13, 2012 at the William Bronk Symposium, chronicling Katzman's seventeen-year friendship with the poet, whose book, Life Supports and Other Poems, won the National Book Award for Poetry in 1982. It is included in William Bronk in the Twenty-First Century - New Assessments, published by Talisman House (2014).