Thursday, May 8, 2008
One Hundred Years from Now
This year is the 40th anniversary of the classic album by The Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo, which was recorded between March 9 and May 27, 1968. The album, which featured Gram Parsons on guitar and a pair of excellent vocals, is the great-granddaddy of alt-country. The official release date was August 30, 1968—the day the tumultuous Democratic convention ended in Chicago. Click here for the album's classic track, Gram Parsons' "Hickory Wind."
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...