Monthly Archives: November 2012

Yesterday’s hero, yesterday’s news.

Veteran’s Day Story in the recycle bin, San Francisco Zoo. As I left the Zoo at San Francisco yesterday, after a rich and fulfilling Veterans’ Day/Armistice Day with my Californian family, I noticed there was a recycling bin for old … Continue reading

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Jack Gilbert: Trying To Have Something Left Over.

Jack Gilbert, American Poetry Review, January/February 2009 BART line to a Jack Gilbert reading. The guy who told me I was on the right line. The woman who asked me what I was reading. She was another aspiring writer, all … Continue reading

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The scent of fame

One of my ambitions on arriving in Iowa City for the residency which ends today was to meet Marilynne Robinson and sit at her feet, so to speak. This desire manifests throughout literary relationships and politics, where those who feel … Continue reading

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