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.
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
“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.
I continue my CCLaP essay series “American Odd” with “The Manson File,” by Nikolas Schreck, an anthology of poetry, prose, and art by Charles Manson.
A poem by Paul Celan from the new translation by Pierre Joris.
I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.
he erotica writer Roxy Katt reviews my essay collection, The NSFW Files.
A review of an epic poem on religious themes … and it isn’t what you think.