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Comfort Beyond Judgment

A few months ago I subscribed to Poets and Writers magazine because they regularly have relevant features (Finding Your Literary Agent, Free Writing Contests, The Power of Self-Publishing) and interviews with writers I admire (Neil Gaiman, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay). 345 more words


A Village poet and the hospital she's named for

Edna St. Vincent Millay is an emblem of 1920s Greenwich Village.

Bohemian, free-love advocate, and a writer of passionate, sometimes cynical lyrical poetry, Millay lived in various places in the Village beginning in 1917, most… 197 more words

West Village

Herman Melville imagines the brutal Draft Riots

Herman Melville wasn’t in New York City in July 1863 to actually witness the Draft Riots.

A city native born on Pearl Street, he returned to the metropolis from Massachusetts that same year, … 331 more words

Lower Manhattan

Explaining Coney Island to the rest of the world

Much has been written about Coney Island, once just a thread of sandy beach supposedly named for its rabbit population (konij is Dutch for rabbit). 524 more words


my all

the life is still a dream

yet the awakening will be a treasure

have my heart beating between your bated breath

mind a maze amazingly each turn leading back to you… 81 more words


Last day of spring? Where did the time go?

It is a long week when Friday morning reveals 40 hours worked and it will be two more 10-hour days before a rest.

Still, I managed to attend the Racine Public Library’s writers group┬áthis week after a long absence. 110 more words

Field Notes

Magazine Gold: May and June

At the end of last year, I won a year subscription to Poets & Writers magazine from Gus on Out Where the Buses Don’t Run… 720 more words