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Carlos Drummond de Andrade – José


And now, José? the party’s over, the light is out, the people have gone, the night has chilled, and now, José? and now, you? you who are nameless, who scoffs at others you who versifies, who loves, protests? and now, … Continue reading

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Barney Rossett, Grove Press Founder, Dead at 89, RIP


Barney Rossett, owner of Grove Press, publisher of the Evergreen Review, and hero of my early adolescence is dead at 89 (Feb 23, 2012).  When I was 13 I found the Evergreen Review. Under its influence (it was a literary … Continue reading

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Laissez-Faire Shrugged – Atlas Wept


When I was in junior high I read a lot.  I read books I didn’t understand  (Fear  and  Trembling and the Sickness Unto Death) because I thought there might be a secret key to knowledge inside.   I sucked at baseball and had … Continue reading

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Pasárgada – Manuel Bandeira


Vou-me Embora pra Pasárgada Manuel Bandeira  Vou-me embora pra Pasárgada                             I’m leaving for Pasárgada Lá sou amigo do rei                                           … Continue reading

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Wishes: Carlos Drummond de Andrade (from the Portuguese)


Perhaps one of Brazil’s most beloved poets, he died in 1987.  If you like it, Google him for more. Desejos                                         … Continue reading

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Did Twain Use the “N” Word or “Nigger Jim?”


Reminds me of those folks who colorize films and edit out the rough parts of “R” films for family viewing.  Oh, did I mention putting clothes on “The Naked Maja?”  There are folks so obsessed with what they perceive as … Continue reading

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Linguistics, (Sign) Language, Metaphor


Here are two contrasting articles about metaphor and (sign) language.   Does signing profit from the additional dimension of time? Poetry in Sign Language “a splendid flash of concrete poetry” in ASL trace,Photospeaking and/or Photowriting series by Jolanta Lapiak at http://www.lapiak.comContinue reading

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