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VIDEO: Happy birthday Robert Burns!

Poet and activist Robert Burns was born 256 years ago today. Here’s one of my favorite of his poems, set to music by the fab band Old Blind Dogs.

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POEM: by any other name

by any other name the grass was southern, green in the way the grass gets when it’s always hot and humid green like the promise of huckleberry and locusts we sat on the bank of a slow-moving stream the baby’s … Continue reading

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POEM: second chances

second chances She’s been with him for eight years. It’s been sixteen since we were… whatever it was we were. Nearly five since “please forget me.” Tonight I found a photo of her face; a recent photo, not from our … Continue reading

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POEM: I cannot threaten death (an erasure poem based on MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech)

I cannot threaten death (Original Text: “Beyond Vietnam” by Martin Luther King, Jr. 4 April 1967) this magnificent conscience leaves us in full accord these words call us in time of war of dreadful conflict we must move the silence … Continue reading

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POEM: The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion

The Max Headroom Broadcast Signal Intrusion back when we used to watch the same three channels & a pirate could take over the nine o’clock news now a m-m-m-maniac in sunglasses and a latex mask is shouting the names of … Continue reading

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POEM: the sound of Irish poet Paul Muldoon saying “now”

the sound of Irish poet Paul Muldoon saying “now” It comes out with a vowel sound unknown in American English; close to “nye” (as in Bill) but with a bit of the “w” left in at the end. To Muldoon … Continue reading

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