Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Not Fade Away
Today is the 50th anniversary of "The Day the Music Died." On February 3, 1959, a plan crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, taking the lives of the pilot and the three musicians on board: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. Here's a link to a blog post from Paste Magazine: "The Day the Music Was Re-Born: 17 Tracks in Memory of Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper."
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
Here's the poem I wrote and read for the student-organized International Day of Peace gathering in Bridge Square on Wednesday, Septembe...
The frontispiece from Countee Cullen's The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929). Illustration by Charles Cullen. Click to enlarge. On...
Two of my very brief essays were published online this summer. The first was the essay " Telephone ," which appeared in June in t...