Stop the presses! Donald Trump actually spoke the truth, for once. Here is a link to Andrew J. Bacevich’s editorial in The Boston Globe. It’s a must-read, as is everything Bacevich writes.
Paulette Turco’s first published collection of poems, In Silence, is available from Finishing Line Press. Place your order now! It’s like getting Andrew Benintendi’s rookie card. Paulette is destined for stardom.
I would consider this 3-minute video a found poem. View it the way you would read a poem, allowing time to slow down while you give it your full attention. You’ll find it delightfully amusing. Although there is very little artifice involved, it’s a masterpiece of composition. Be sure to watch it all the way through: it’s got a beginning, a middle, and an end. And the acting is terrific!
It’s nice for a writer to imagine someone may read the stuff he puts out there; nicer still to discover that someone has actually read it. Mike Juster brought my attention to these remarks on Patrick Kurp’s blog, “Anecdotal Evidence.”
Here is an essay that Thomas Merton published in Commonweal in 1962: Nuclear War and Christian Responsibility. It’s a message we need to hear again and again.
Here’s a review of a new book written by one of my favorite people, William Baer, whose literary journal, The Formalist, changed the face of American Poetry.
Here is a link to Maura Shea’s blog page. The video she has posted there is itself beautiful “beyond words,” but what follows is as fine a tribute to Richard Wilbur as anyone could hope to write.
At Commonweal, Molly Wilson O’Reilly wonders why Trump’s wilful ignorance is not headline news.