Monthly Archives: October 2012

SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: WYN COOPER

HOW SILENT THE TREES By Wyn Cooper for Liam Rector, 1949–2007 How the hell are you, I want to ask but can’t—you’re dead. How hard the snow fell, how slowly it melts. How to tie a knot big enough to … Continue reading

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An Epidemic of Overtreatment

An Epidemic of Overtreatment By John Unger Zussman Last month, I previewed Roger Weisberg’s new documentary about medical overtreatment, Money and Medicine, which premiered on PBS on September 25. You can view the film in full on its PBS website. … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: FIERCE THIS FALLING

                                       Cover art by Rachel Melis. Cover design by Judith Kerman. FROM FIERCE THIS FALLING By Betsy Johnson-Miller WHAT IF WINTER IS MY BUDDHA I concentrate on envy, for those who are free of winter are surely at peace. Holding … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LESLEY WHEELER

ARCHAEOLOGISTS By Lesley Wheeler My temple sweeps are nightly but will go largely unremembered when the salute comes down from in front of you and covers your heart save and continue save and continue save Today’s poem previously appeared in … Continue reading

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Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland, reviewed by Eric Kroczek

The most remarkable thing about Rick Perlstein’s Nixonland is that it was published four and a half years ago, before Barack Obama was elected president, before the Tea Party, before Occupy. Otherwise you might be forgiven for thinking that Perlstein … Continue reading

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ADAM BENEDETTO

The Place I’m At By Adam Benedetto “And what happened that you two broke up?” It was a simple question but in trying to relate the answer to Kate it would take long explanations of the people involved, their backgrounds, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: ESZTER TAKACS

CARRIE BRADSHAW SPEAKS THIS WAY By Eszter Takacs I must have been lazy like tepid water. I have become a chaise lounge in the hallway asking what will happen if the big one comes, if it will destroy my relationship … Continue reading

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