Author Archives: jillbpearlman

Back from Poets’ Camp

Back from Poets’ Camp   At poets’ camp, I wrote, I thought and read and took the fullness as the world.  Then I returned. Real life! So double, Magnficent in its archly grinning way;  the things we touch amidst the … Continue reading

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The “Food” Thing

Food is not unsung these days, quite the opposite.  Our foodie and consumer culture fetishizes it.  The constant spill of images whetting desire to look and to own almost obliterates its origins of sustenance. A day without food – a … Continue reading

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The Breathing Gallery at RISD

This spring has been cold and dark, and it rains all the time, and Trump is pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. And I’m working on a dark book project.   As soon as I walked into the RISD Grad … Continue reading

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RITES OF MAY

The RITES OF MAY to Don DeLillo The tail end of a violent semester parents rush in with their Suburbans a mixed bag of doubled emotions Living next to Brown I see the flying styrofoam pitched by mother in a … Continue reading

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Polyphonic Survival

  We imagine Israel as the quintessential polarized society, for decades before Trump showed the US how divided we are ourselves.  I was keen to hear from Polyphony, an Israeli group whose mission is to bridge the divides through music. … Continue reading

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On the Battleground of Spring

We’re in the season of renewal. Passover and Easter are a prelude to redemption, rebirth,   reincarnation.   Bulbs signal regeneration with the tentative pale green shoots.  There is no end to the season’s “re”words – regeneration, revival, recharging, restoration.  Re … Continue reading

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Poets Resist!

I want to show off the work of Eve Dora O’Shea, creator of our poster.  And tempt anyone who would like to join our forces tonight.  Where better to start reclaiming words from the noose of ideology and propaganda than in … Continue reading

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Tacos, Baskets, Emanuel Ax

To stage a happening, you put unfamiliar elements together and see what happens.  Put a classical superstar pianist like Emanuel Ax in a taqueria like La Lupita, in the Spanish Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.  Let it rip.  In he walks, … Continue reading

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THROUGH WINTER’S VEIL

THROUGH WINTER’S VEIL In the snowbound world lifted off its tracks in a windy Nor’easter years ago my girl burst in the door fresh from the mall, face aglow. She couldn’t wait to show it – the tiny little thing … Continue reading

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The Miraculous Ongoing World Book Project

World Book Day, March 2, has such a universal title.  It is an opportunity to celebrate the book, but also to marvel at the devotion, the worship that a lot of people have for it.  This reverence goes beyond the … Continue reading

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