Saturday, March 14, 2015

OTHER THINGS


John Brockman says a man’s creative powers decline in his thirties; Katinka Matson’s book cites Crane, Rimbaud, Mishima, Lowery, Artaud.  John says it’s like sex, potency declines for the male after 30. Dan Berrigan, S.J., twitches.
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Friday, January 09, 2015

DANTE IN PHILADELPIA

The window of my hotel room in Philadelphia overlooks the grave of Benjamin Franklin. Ben’s spirit presides over Philadelphia. So does Dante. The Rodin Museum on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has been here so long it’s almost invisible. Its doors are the Gates of Hell. The thinker atop the Gates and in larger scale outside the Museum is The Thinker. The only garment is Dante’s hat from the only authentic contemporaneous portrait. The Thinker is Dante.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

"RESTRIKE" REVIEWED

What about a series of art world mystery novels?  “Restrike” features amateur detectives Coleman Greene, editor of an art magazine, and her cousin Dinah Greene, director of a print gallery. The consigner of a Winslow Homer is brutally murdered.
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

AUTHOR PHOTOS

Anyone can be a celebrity in Philadelphia.


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BIRDS IN THE FREEZER


I was instantly angry when I saw Katrina van Grouw’s The Unfeathered Bird in the window of Labyrinth Books in Princeton. After all, had I not definitively nailed the subject of unfeathered birds in my poem with that title?
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

REVE

Perturbations?
Well, I always despair.
Despaired twice yesterday.  

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Monday, February 10, 2014

HOW MANY YEARS A SLAVE?

Minimum wage earners and illegal immigrants should be allowed to sell their children. The constitution must be re-interpreted. Perhaps we can take New York back to the London of William Blake --


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