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Nov.18.2011
("Sky God" artwork courtesy of CTI tech team)   You are neither a phoenix hatched out of paradise nor an eagle carved from golden distinction. Your stature poses oddly between crow-sized and hawk-like, denying the genus to which you belong. And poets gazing upon you do not frost their tongues...
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Aug.19.2011
“I am seduced and bamboozled, made discombulate by metaphors…”    --from Seized by the Perils of Poetry   One of the things I like best about my relationship with poetry is the way a poem will sometimes suddenly arrive, insist that I find something on which to quickly write, and...
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Aug.05.2011
I can't really compare myself to the top headliner for a concert in regard to Literary Savannah, a travel anthology edited by Patrick Allen and newly republished by Trinity University Press. The honor of top billing would have to go to the classic American authors Conrad Aiken and Sherwood Anderson...
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Jun.23.2009
Within the annals of literary history there are a number of volumes in which virtually every page crackles with quotable wisdom, creative intensity, and brilliant style. But for those of us who have yet to pen canon-dominating masterworks of such magnitude --or even for those who have but then...
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May.07.2009
Thank you Readers for visiting, and thank you Red Room Editors for shining a spotlight on part 1 of this blog . For part two, please continue:     Understanding was not my goal the second time I wrote about my mother. My aim at that time was relief from the horrendous experience of...
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Apr.25.2009
About a week before National Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month 2009 got underway, I had the extraordinary pleasure of attending at the Telfair Museum Jepson Center for the Arts an encore of Seeing Sounds, a multi-disciplinary art performance that combined the talents of more than a dozen visual...
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Mar.25.2009
  Visionary Vibes started out as a somewhat bold experimental column published in the Creative Loafing weekly entertainment news magazine during the mid 1990s.  It has since made appearances on in a number of publications and on such web sites as AuthorsDen, Blogit, and Bright Skylark Literary...
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Mar.14.2009
An editorial in the March 14, 1965 New York Times had this to say about the turmoil in Selma: “The past week in Alabama has been a time of dangerous competition between the forces of racism and reason, of violence and law, of the defeated past and the struggling future.”  It was a lot to consider...