I am proud to have been included in the pages of The Blue Hour Magazine, along with friends like Jeremy Nathan Marks. Here is some Sunday free verse for you from The pages of the Blue Hour. The poet is one new to me, and I’m happy to find his work! The music of the lines, the internal rhymes and the play with words reminds me of Peter Meinke.
Originally posted on The Blue Hour:
In the Joseph Priestly Memorial Chapel. Stained Glass depiction of the Joseph Priestly’s grandson.
In my last post when I talked a bit about live music and local performances I mentioned that on Sunday Brian would be playing piano at the Joseph Priestly Memorial Chapel for their First Sunday program of music and the spoken word. I have some more video editing to do and if the volume is good…
One of our favorite spots for music, eats and friends, Monday nights at the Bull Run in Lewisburg, PA
I live in a community that treasures live music. Perhaps that makes sense here in the middle of Penn’s Woods where we have lots of natural beauty but only a few movie theaters and rare and scattered nightclubs. I’ll never understand what some people mean when they say, “There is nothing to do…
Daguerreotype of the poet Emily Dickinson, taken circa 1848. From the Todd-Bingham Picture Collection and Family Papers, Yale University Manuscripts & Archives Digital Images Database, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Dear Poet Friends,
A couple of days off from the restaurant means work time for the poet. I’ve been reading and researching, preparing for my next…
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Hi. Sorry for the late response, I’ve been busy lately. In any case, here are the essays/pieces I most learned from when I was taking up BFA Creative Writing. I tried to look for copies online, but if I can’t, you can look the pieces up in your local libraries.
1. Tradition and the Individual Talent by T.S. Eliot
2. The Death of the Author by Roland Barthes
3. On the Abolition of the English Department by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
4. The Function of Criticism by T.S. Eliot
5. Why Write? by Jean-Paul Sartre
6. On the Discovery of Poetry by Frances Mayes
Edna St. Vincent Millay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Isn’t it funny how we write things like that after someone is long gone? I think Vincent (she liked to be called Vincent) would quip that it’s a tad late now for birthday greetings, don’t you think? Well, it’s a little past midnight now, but that’s not really what I mean. Her birthday is February 22, but she passed away in 1950. And since I took…
Christopher Isherwood (left) and W.H. Auden (right) photographed by Carl Van Vechten, February 6, 1939 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It’s been a busy week in my part of Penn’s Woods, busy, snowy, icy. And while I’ve had a lot to catch up on I thought it would be a shame to miss the chance at a Friday Flashback on W. H. Auden’s birthday. Auden was a technician, my old mentor would say, a master of…
Bette Midler Meets The Beatles for a Saturday Love Song
all you need is love (Photo credit: katerha)
So the yearly spike in page views, from folks who…