Monthly Archives: February 2010

Sunday Literary Series Presents: Sofia Starnes

. ONE BODY by Sofia Starnes The earth is our great mother and the stones Within earth’s body surely are the bones The oracle intends. (Metamorphoses: Ovid. Trans. A. D. Melville) Let us suppose for once, in our intimate illusion, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: NAOMI SHIHAB NYE

Photo by Micah DeBenedetto of MD Photography RED BROCADE by Naomi Shihab Nye The Arabs used to say, When a stranger appears at your door, feed him for three days before asking who he is, where he’s come from, where … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: PHILIP LARKIN

HIGH WINDOWS by Philip Larkin When I see a couple of kids And guess he’s fucking her and she’s Taking pills or wearing a diaphragm, I know this is paradise Everyone old has dreamed of all their lives— Bonds and … Continue reading

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THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE

New York Times photograph of then-Senator Obama campaigning in Austin, Texas in early 2007 by Scout Tufankjian. ANALYZING THE OBAMA PSYCHE by Paul Hogarth The past three months have been really depressing – as the Obama White House has done … Continue reading

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MARK VAN PROYEN

Jack Stuppin, Mt. Tamalpais, oil on canvas, 2009. EBULLIENT INHABITIONS: JACK STUPPIN’S EXHILARATING LANDSCAPES by Mark Van Proyen “In landskip, inanimates are principal: ’tis the earth, the water, the stones, and rocks which live. All other life becomes subordinate.” An … Continue reading

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ROBERT WALSER

WANDERING WITH ROBERT WALSER by Carl Seelig 3 January 1937 Wandering by way of St. Gallen and Speicher to Trogen, which is familiar to me from my school days. Lunch at the Hotel Schäfli. To honor my mother’s ancestors, who … Continue reading

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A Movie That’s “About Something,” or Why “Creation” Isn’t a Great Movie, But You Should See It Anyway

A Movie That’s “About Something,” or Why “Creation” Isn’t a Great Movie, But You Should See It Anyway By John Unger Zussman I was ambivalent about “Creation” even before I saw it. On the one hand, we desperately needed a … Continue reading

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