Author Archives: Jason Crane

POEM: the armchair anarchist meets the Turkish men

the armchair anarchist meets the Turkish men SportsCenter is blaring on the TV above the fireplace ten feet away is another TV         tuned to a different channel & from the overhead speakers falls the voice         of the Queen of Soul … Continue reading

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POEM: on listening to The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams in an outdated Holiday Inn in Pittsburgh

on listening to The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams in an outdated Holiday Inn in Pittsburgh it’s a miracle, music this couch has seen too many sittings my tea cools in a styrofoam cup one of the lamps buzzes … Continue reading

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POEM: camo & Chinese

camo & Chinese carving out a little silence in the grocery store cafe pretending not to know all the people I recognize a grandmotherly type in a red Cornell sweatshirt chats with hopeful high school students for whom the future … Continue reading

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POEM: Kees Popinga

This poem was inspired by the book The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Georges Simenon Kees Popinga to pretend with all your might for fear that one slip & you’ll find yourself carried like so much dead wood … Continue reading

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POEM: nighttime at the Candlewood Suites

nighttime at the Candlewood Suites here in this bounded collection of beige halls where the men with salt-&-pepper mustaches walk slowly in their Steelers jackets toward numbered metal doors like monastic cells stuccoed walls & half-used bulletin boards with notices … Continue reading

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Why Paul McGann Is My Favorite Doctor

I came to Doctor Who fairly late in life. I saw some Tom Baker episodes as a kid, but it wasn’t until the reboot in 2005, when I was 32, that I really fell in love with the show. In … Continue reading

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