After ten years of war, soldiers have grown weary. The leadership now endures uncouth criticism of its policy, accusations of self-interest and self-aggrandizement become commonplace. The gods remain fickle, taking sides and influencing the ground game. Some things never change.
The Argument David Bowie’s recent death has closed a page on music history. On a more personal level, Bowie has been a constant in my life for decades. Beyond mere 80s nostalgia (Labyrinth)… Continue reading
Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany. “The Goring”  Arena dust rusted by four bulls’ blood to a dull redness, The afternoon at a bad end under the crowd’s… Continue reading
Former punk rocker Richard Hell writes “A rewarding collection whether read straight through or sampling here and there.”
“Of Earth and in Hell” by Thomas Bernhard represents “a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria’s controversial literary figure.”.
“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom.
A poem by Paul Celan from the new translation by Pierre Joris.
A review of an epic poem on religious themes … and it isn’t what you think.
“The Red List” by Stephen Cushman, like an Internet web search, is a free associative romp.
A well known sonnet from John Donne.