Monthly Archives: November 2015

THE ENLIGHTENED

After the horrific attacks in Paris last week, after attacks in Egypt, Beirut and Mali, the West went after its enemy – irrationality.  It feels like shadowboxing. Every day the complexity of reality retreated. The lust for answers, for clarity, … Continue reading

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Terror and the Imagination

Tom D’Evelyn’s words about art as replenishment for the imagination.  Reposted from Haiku Eschaton, originally posted on November 14, 2015 by Tom D’Evelyn As events unfolded and the number of dead rose in Paris, November 13, The Poetry Society tweeted a quote from … Continue reading

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Politics, Birth and other Cataclysms

  November 12, 1995: Crime – Protest – Disaster – Art.   This was the heady mix that was swirling 20 years ago today, just before I gave birth to my daughter. Murdered Prime Minister! (Yitzvak Rabin)        Crime … Continue reading

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BreakBeat Poets

Last week I had the opportunity to sit with a bunch of Brown students and listen to the BreakBeat Poets read. Dubbed as poets who write with verve, shock and argot of lives in the Hip Hop generation, they let … Continue reading

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