Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
|Remembering Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014).|
First Lines Second Thoughts is a look at the first lines of well known literary works. On second thought, do these opening words stand alone as poetry? We remember a great man dead, the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez by looking at the first lines of The Autumn of the Patriarch. Published in 1975.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
|The Pulitzer Prize is not just for Journalism.|
Vijay Seshadri has captured the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his third collection of poetry, the perplexing 3 Sections. The New York-based poet and educator was recognized by the Pulitzer committee for, "a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless."
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
|Gotta light? Need to add a spark to your art collection?|
Friday, March 28, 2014
Macklemore may be looking for a come-up when he browses the thrift shop but the Bar None Group hits the bookshelves looking for dusty first editions and the off chance of discovering lesser known poets and their poetry. On a rainy day in Sarasota, Florida we found a volume of poetry from a local resident — Joan Armour Mendell.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
|Spanish moss haunt the trees in this Louisiana bayou.|
The Bar None Group literary roadtrip now heads east from Texas to Louisiana. Bridging the two states is Emma Wilson Emery. A native of Texas, Emery was the first Poet Laureate of Louisiana in 1942. A post she held until her death in 1970. Her best known poem Lovely Louisiana was once set to music by Oscar J. Fox — a "composer of cowboy songs."
Monday, March 24, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
If its Friday this must be Denton, Texas. In the quest to escape the northern cold our spring break roadtrip finds us in Denton, Texas. In wandering the town square of Denton we came across Recycled Books and their sandwich board out front quoting Emily Dickinson.