Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Prayer

A poem for Earth Day.

Fathers and mothers,
who abide in the Heavens,
Hallowed be thy names.
Help us create the Kingdom,
on Earth as it is in the Heavens.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

First Lines Second Thoughts — The Autumn of the Patriarch

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

2014 Pulitzer Poetry Prize goes to Vijay Seshadri for 3 Sections

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

On the Road: The Las Vegas Art O Mat

Gotta light? Need to add a spark to your art collection?
There was a time when Las Vegas gambling halls wreaked of smoke and cigarette girls walked the floors offering you your preferred smoke. Cigarette girls gave way to cigarette machines and cigarette machines gave way to clear lungs. But what became of the ubiquitous cigarette machine? At least one hundred of them have become self contained art galleries.