Archive for October, 2009

Masks and the Modern Family.

faked by Friday, October 30th, 2009

This week’s cover to the New Yorker (Nov. 2, 2009), entitled “Unmasked,” by the Chicago cartoonist Chris Ware, shows an artist at the absolute height of his powers.


Update on Don Harington; Larry Johnson’s new book

faked by Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I have sad news and better news. The sad news is that the great novelist Don Harington has voluntarily entered hospice care, turning down an operation that might have marginally extended his life. His wife Kim is staying with him at the hospice. This is pretty much it, admirers. He’s frail but reasonably alert. He could linger or go suddenly. Write him c/o Kim at the address I listed originally.
Don’s email address is also usable, and I will publish it here soon as I can.

Larry Johnson, the splendid lyric poet, has published a volume of poems, Veins, that I highly recommend. The poems range from personal sonnets to longer poems on people like Weldon Kees and Ezra Pound to formal lyrics spoken by various ancient Romans, including Nero’s mother and several emperors. Not to be missed! Available at David Robert Books.

For those who are interested, I will be featured poet in Town Creek (the online poetry magazine) in their fall issue.

SINCE 1758

faked by Friday, October 23rd, 2009


Still working up that new Sandusky Review!


faked by Wednesday, October 7th, 2009