Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

JOE NAPORA ~

 


The Stone Garden Poems expand upon an earlier book called, simply, Stone Garden. Both are poems based upon photographs of The Temple of Tolerance assembled by Jim Bowsher in Wapakoneta, Ohio, an art work that rivals the Simon Rodia Towers of Los Angeles.



BullHead Books

 2023



Sunday, February 18, 2024

CHARLES V. HAMILTON ~

 


C H A R L E S  V.  H A M I L T O N


In their 1967 book, “Black Power,” Dr. Hamilton and Stokely Carmichael concluded that racism was embedded in the nation’s institutions.Credit...Vintage



SISTER ROSETTA THARPE, FRANCE 1966 ~

 




Saturday, February 17, 2024

ALEKSEI NAVALNY ~

 


ALEKSEI  NAVALNY

W i t n e s s

Alexei Anatolyevich Navalny (Russian: Алексей Анатольевич НавальныйIPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsʲej ɐnɐˈtolʲjɪvʲɪtɕnɐˈvalʲnɨj]; 4 June 1976 – 16 February 2024) 


photo: New York Times



READ HIROKO OYAMADA ~

 




N E W   D I R E C T I O N S




Thursday, February 15, 2024

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

ALL THE LEONARD COHEN (You'll Ever Need) ~

 

         3 volumes, 1500 pages, Interviews, Family, Friends, Musicians, Poets, Photographs, Amen


L E O N A R D    C O H E N


Simon & Schuster



Monday, February 12, 2024

LISTEN ~

 



     Bernie Sanders

     Vermont

CALVIN C. HERNTON ~

 




Fall Down

                   In memory of Eric Dolphy



All men are locked in their cells.

Though we quake

In fist of body

Keys rattle, set us free.


I remember and wonder why?

In fall, in summer; times

Will be no more. Journeys

End.

I remember and wonder why?


In the sacred labor of lung

Spine and groin,

You cease, fly away


To what? To Autumn, to

Winter, to brown leaves, to

Wind where no lark sings; yet

Through dominion of air, jaw and fire


I remember!


Eric Dolphy, you swung

A beautiful axe. You lived a clean

Life.

You were young —

You died.




D Blues


D blues

What you woke up wit

Dhis mourning

What you toss and turn

All night in your bed wit

Nothing, no

One in your arms

No

Body.


Dats

What D blues

Is.


___________________

Calvin C. Hernton

Selected Poems of Calvin C. Hernton

Wesleyan, 2023




Sunday, February 11, 2024

BHANU KAPIL ~

 



from  How To Wash A Heart


I was born feet-first beneath a Lebanon cedar

At 10:23 a.m.

On a November morning

So long ago

That many people who were alive that day,

Flinching from a sudden rain,

No longer walk upon this earth.

I am going to take you by surprise.

I am going to make you

So proud of me.

When you watch my plays, your heart

Will make a circuit with the dense shadow

In the upper part of the atmosphere.

The clouds

Will rain green frogs

The size of fingernails

And we will scoop them up

With our hands.

Sometimes I lie on the earth face down

To connect

With its copper plate.

You won't have to love me

For very long.


_____________________

Bhanu Kapil

How To Wash A Heart

Liverpool University Press, 2023




Saturday, February 10, 2024

JODY GLADDING ~





hill wife


beside the grave

the ties gave


was she there

everywhere


in the fern

or return


when he called her

of black alder


on her lips

the fresh chips


or felled tree

she was free


and no child

and too wild



_______________

Jody Gladding

Translations from Bark Beetle

Milkweed Editions, 2014




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