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Cheeto Jesus

They call me Cheeto Jesus, and I got my own authority.

It is sprayed on every two weeks in the shade, “tangerine beam,”

it’s in the way I pout my lips to the skies while these bitches yap. 560 more words

OBITUARY: Patricia A. (Flaherty) Smith, 79

LOWELL, MA — Patricia A. (Flaherty) Smith, of Malden and Windham, NH, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, February 16th. Beloved mother of Mary A. 579 more words


Mole Hunt Halted

Time for some more screen shots:

Did they now? Jancy took someone’s word. So it must not be that person. Maureen seems sure it is Donna… WRONG! 299 more words


Thank You, Howard Frank Mosher, For Your Friendship And The Inspiration Of Your Life's Work

Yesterday, I was reading The True Account: A Novel of the Lewis & Clark & Kinneson Expeditions, one of couple of Howard Frank Mosher novels I hadn’t yet gotten around to, when I received word that the author, and my dear friend, has entered hospice care with an aggressive, virtually untreatable form of cancer. 417 more words

Patricia Smith Interview for VIDA Voices & Views

About This Episode:

In this episode of VIDA Voices and Views, Melissa Studdard interviews poet and fiction writer, Patricia Smith, who reads from her award-winning poetry collection  478 more words


--from "Medusa"

Dammit, Athena, take away my father’s gold. Send me away

to live with lepers. Give me a pimple or two.

But my face. To have men never again be able to gaze… 67 more words


PW Gives A Starred Review to "Incendiary Art"

Congratulations to my brilliant wife Patricia Smith, who just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly for her forthcoming poetry collection, Incendiary Art.

The review says in part: “Using the 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till as her anchor, Smith explores how the lives of black Americans get cut short by racism, particularly by white fear of black masculinity. 87 more words