Have I said often enough that I love Robert Ashley? Well, let me reiterate - I do. He was introduced by Kyle Gann whose book, “Robert Ashley” will be available this Spring. Gann described Ashley as “magnificently calm and profoundly imaginative.” His writings are really “epic poems, meant to be read aloud.” That is what I have found to be true for me in reading his books. Ashley read from his new novel and soon to be opera, “Quicksand.” Even if I didn’t like what he said which I do, his voice is mesmerizing: the pacing, the lilt. He also read beautifully from “Atalanta: Acts of God.” A small audience of devoted followers were there on a rainy night.