28 November 2009
22 November 2009
19 November 2009
Some of last summer's secret garden blooms.
"I was a late bloomer.
But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky."
-- Sharon Olds
A literary and political friend forwarded to me Garrison Keillor’s A Writer’s Almanac today as “an antidote to Sarah Palin," but whatever your political persuasions, you’ll like Keillor’s keenly appreciative piece about the poet Sharon Olds. Her poems have appeared in 100-plus poetry anthologies. Just click here now. And if you like, sign up for a free subscription to A Writer's Almanac.
To read "Red-footed Humorist," my Q.&.A. with Garrison Keillor, published in The Denver Post, just click here now.
18 November 2009
15 November 2009
“Truth and reason
may appear to be crushed
but in our hearts
they remain eternally free,
and from the serene heights of art
the intellect may laugh at the triumph of folly…
Secure in the bond relating it
to all that is best on earth.”
-- Thomas Mann
From DIESER FRIEDE, (THIS PEACE) published in 1938
Mann won the Novel Prize in Literature in 1929.
14 November 2009
09 November 2009
I met Ken Papaleo on assignment: Colorado Expression magazine had assigned me to do a profile on Ken, focusing on his hand-colored fine art photographs.
06 November 2009
"You ask me why I make my home in the mountain forest, and I smile, and am silent, and even my soul remains quiet; it lives in the other world which no one owns." -- Li Po