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Poet Gregory Orr; a brief excerpt from a recent “On Being” interview…..

  “……But a person in crisis, an individual in crisis, is someone who has been bowled over by some kind of crisis. And what poetry says to us is, you know what? Turn your confusion, turn your world into words. … Continue reading

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Retro-Update – Looking Back to Pages from a Handmade Book, c. 2014

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Re-Reading C.D. Wright, 10:30 p.m.

“. . . That the poems we snatch from the language must bear the habit of our thinking. That their arrangement strengthens the authority on which each separate line is laid. That they extend the line into perpetuity. That they … Continue reading

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Thinking about Wallace Stevens….

     “What is the poet’s subject?  It is his sense of the world.  The truth is that a man’s (one’s) sense of the world dictates his subjects to him, and that this sense is derived from his personality, his … Continue reading

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Reading John Berger……

From Bento’s Sketchbook, a quote from Spinoza’s Ethics: “We sense and experience that we are eternal.  For the mind no less senses those things which it conceives in understanding than those which it has in the memory.  For the eyes of … Continue reading

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New Work in the Studio

“After”, graphite, acrylic, wax on paper; 26″ x 39.5″, 2017

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