Thursday, June 20, 2024

DONALD SUTHERLAND ~




He recounted how he was once rejected for a film role by a producer who said: “This part calls for a guy-next-door type. You don’t look like you’ve lived next door to anyone.”


D O N A L D    S U T H E R L A N D

July 17, 1935, in Saint John, New Brunswick ~ 2024


Ron Galella Collection, via Getty Images



JIMI ~

 


JIMI  HENDRIX  COPENHAGEN  MAY  21, 1967



R E A D   M E


Chronicle, 2022

~

photo by Bent Rej

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

WILLIE MAYS ~

 


W I L L I E    M A Y S

Westfield, Alabama, May 6, 1931 ~ 2024


Mays making “The Catch” at the Polo Grounds in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.Credit...

New York Daily News Archive, via Getty Images



JAMES GRAY ~

 





Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Friday, June 14, 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024

JOSE EMILIO PACHECO / FERNANDA MELCHOR ~

 



R E A D    M E


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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

LOS NUGGETZ ~

 





compiled by James Austin

ROCK BEAT 2013



Monday, June 10, 2024

GEORGE KALAMARAS ~





Walking the Night Woods, Taking the Darkness

into the Cells of My Body, I Realize All I've

Ever Realized Is Words Only and, Thus,

Only Part of Who I Am


And stood in a star-sparked meadow. And heard

lost parts of myself in the barred owl's screech,

thunder in the long wood. Cutover I

walked through. Deadfall in the hardwood river

bottom. Chokecherries. Ripple-wind. Marshy

maidenhair ferns among the hummock scrub.

Said I wished I. Said words that wouldn't work.

Said and said till I broke the saying whole.

Yes, I'm a hound-blur man. Scent is the way

I speak. Rabbit-scratch. Quail boiling out

of thicket cover. Fractured word-fracture

toward the primordial pull of pre-phrase

sound. Midnight as dawn in sugar maples.

Oak. In hound-dog snout taking in the ground.


_________________

George Kalamaras

What My Hound Dog

Is Scenting Through

the Sloughgrass Is a

Way of Scenting Me

Wolfson Press, 2023






Saturday, June 8, 2024

Friday, June 7, 2024

H. BRUCE FRANKLIN ~

 





H.  B R U C E    F R A N K L I N


Brooklyn, 1934 ~  2024

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NAM LE ~





36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem


 [1. Diasporic]



In English, mind You.

You dink I write Yiknamee?

Shame on You.

It was Your violence dumbed me


Smeared me, reaved me —

Your war I don't remember

And won't let You forget —

Moved me


From place and sufficiency.

From everything I didn't know

I didn't know

I would've known


You would've known.

Dis place ment

Everything to me

Before the power went


Home. Shame on me.

What do I know?

What's Vietnamese in me

Could fit in a poem.



________________

Nam Le

36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem

Knopf 2024




Thursday, June 6, 2024

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

NONNY HOGROGIAN ~

 

                                                                                              via Hogrogian family 


N O N N Y    H O G R O G I A N


1932 ~ 2024

LARRY BENSKY (Pacifica Network & Cormac McCarthy) ~

 


L A R R Y   B E N S K Y


1937~ 2024




ZORA NEALE HURSTON IN HONDURAS ~

 


R E A D    M E


JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS

2023



Monday, June 3, 2024