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POETRY: St. George, The Dragon, And The Virgin, by Robert Bly

A sculpture made by Bernt Notke in 1489 for Stockholm Cathedral

St. George fights the dragon.
The spiny dragon,
Who lives in the rat-
Filled caves, is losing. 179 more words


Desultory Reflections on Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and the “American Mass Culture Hell”

“He’s a walking contradiction / partly truth and partly fiction.”

In the iconic film Taxi Driver, Betsy intones these words from a Kris Kristofferson song as she gazes intently at Travis Bickle, a man who embodies everything Betsy previously deemed incompatible with the less-fair gender. 742 more words

Mass Culture

Two Minds

I am thrilled to announce that my book of ghazals, Two Minds, will be released, possibly in September 2015, by Frontenac House as part of their Quartet 2015. 125 more words


Sweet Failures

Last night, as I was sleeping

I dreamt — marvelous error! –

that I had a beehive

here inside my heart.

And the golden bees… 164 more words


Part of the Descent

“And the wife looks at her husband one night at a
party, and loves him no more.”

 “Snowbanks North of the House” Robert Bly


At a Slug’s Pace – One Writer’s Beginnings by Martha Silano

I remember watching this video of Robert Bly when I was in my early twenties. He was asking the audience, “So, you want to be a poet? 764 more words

North American Review

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“The Cabbages of Chekhov”

Some gamblers abandon carefully built houses
In order to live near water. It’s all right. One day
On the river is worth a thousand nights on land. 130 more words

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