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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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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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This poem came about after hearing Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident who spent nine years in jail, and Michael Douglas, the American movie star, speak recently about their Jewish pasts. Anti-Israel students were shouting outside the hall at Brown … Continue reading

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AUTUMN HOLY BIRD

In Tony Fitzpatrick’s visual collage-poem, fall is a tumble into exuberance. Like in a circus, like memory, you want to look everywhere, do everything. There are too many things to taste, to hear, to savor.  All sensations vie for your … Continue reading

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SAFE HOUSE FOR POETRY

Two men are fighting a duel, or a knife fight. A third person, a woman, sees the men about to kill each other and rushes in to save her lover. She wraps her loving arms around her man. But now … Continue reading

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The Artist’s I becomes YOU

Artist Orly Genger must have had fun with the word play of her large-scale site-specific sculpture at Brown University.   It is a U shape, and she calls it YOU.  If you’re a college student passing by, you might not recognize … Continue reading

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