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WRITING HOME

Wandering is often mythic, a psychological circling from exile back to roots. My wandering in Pittsburgh turned into one of those stories. Meeting artist Diane Samuels was part of the homecoming. In the way of the postmodern, it was multi-layered … Continue reading

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OVID’S METAMORPHOSES & CAITLYN

The spectacle of metamorphosis is everywhere: Ovid is everywhere. We could consider Ovid, the controversial, ultimately banned poet of the Roman empire, the poet laureate of our own profoundly unstable era.  Ours is an era of personal and cultural shapeshifting. … Continue reading

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Tattoo by Ken Ueno, Ovid and Joyce

                 Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes
– Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII, 18 And he sets his mind to unknown arts. A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man, by James Joyce, epigraph   I … Continue reading

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