Bonfire Festival 2019 – “Honeymoon freestyle” and “Weary”

Was very “stoked” to have been invited to be a featured poet on one of the stages during Bonfire Fest 2019, a terrific gathering of musicians and artists in a very cool and quirky spaces. Many of the folks in charge of the festival share a special connection, as I do, to St. Stephen’s University, […]

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In the oldest texts, they say Odysseus was “wily:” that he known for his many wiles, even that he was “possessed” of wiliness. Most of us now associate “wily” with a certain bumbling coyote, but in the old days, before any of our modern society existed, it was different: you needed your senses to be […]

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Welcoming The Fall

In his book, The Unsettling of America, Agrarian philosopher and poet Wendell Berry discusses at length the virtue of “the Fall” as an initiating device. He has a marvelous interpretation of a scene in Shakespeare’s King Lear wherein the blinded Earl of Gloucester is led to the edge of a cliff by Edgar, his estranged […]

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