Sunday, February 3, 2008
Today's Rutland (Vermont) Herald features an excellent profile of my brother-in-law Jason, a newly-tenured assistant professor of American Studies and Film and Media Culture at Middlebury College. Jason is my sister Ruth's husband. He has what his nephews Will and Peter consider the coolest job on the planet: the academic study of television and video games. He's perhaps the world's foremost expert on Dragnet, and has written extensively on Lost, The Wire, The Simpsons, and other shows. If you're interested in television and American culture, you'll be interested in what Jason has to say.
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
The frontispiece from Countee Cullen's The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929). Illustration by Charles Cullen. Click to enlarge. On...
Here's the poem I wrote and read for the student-organized International Day of Peace gathering in Bridge Square on Wednesday, Septembe...
In early August, the director of the Northfield Public Library, Teresa Jensen, asked me to write a poem to be displayed prominently in the...