It’s not about me. It’s about us. Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: Gay Pride Month, Juneteenth, and July 4th
We like stuff! Yes we do!
We like stuff! How ’bout you? Continue reading Critic’s Notebook: Rave vs. Review vs. Recommendation
“The sheer heft of the two volumes only hints at the vast poetical output of Ammons, a variegated array of poeticules and epics, intimate confessions and scientific hymns, wordplay and wonderment.” Continue reading The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, by A. R. Ammons
“Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left” is a no-holds-barred take-down of the modern Left. Continue reading Fools, Frauds and Firebrands: Thinkers of the New Left, by Roger Scruton @ NYJB
Tom Wolfe on impeachment and continuity in government. Continue reading Commonplace Book: Tom Wolfe on Impeachment and Continuity
“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom. Continue reading Liberation, Edited and Introduced by Mark Ludwig
This week I review a dictionary of political speak, a primer for what passes as political discourse in this country. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech, by Chuck McCutcheon and David Mark