I’m ferociously cramming contemporary poetry into my head this semester in an attempt to force-feed my brain. Ostensibly, I’m a poet—but only because I’m taking a graduate-level poetry-writing workshop. I’m trying to […]
You’ve probably heard by now: REM, one of the progenitors of alt.rock has called it quits after 30 years and 15 albums. The first five REM records (Murmur, Reckoning, Fables of the […]
“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it?
One fifth of humanity was marching into Portugal. It was bringing with it large barrels of its family’s familiar salt. It tried to place one of the barrels at one end of […]
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly […]
S&R salutes the United States, warts and all. Today we launch a little 4th of July Art & Poetry Jam with Claude McKay’s famous sonnet, “America.” More great poetry, and more on […]
This one is actually fun. And pretty damned cynical about the world of business and advertising, to boot.
It’s Memorial Day weekend. As we honor our fallen, let’s also reflect on the larger question of war and on the reasons these dead heroes are too often asked to give up […]
And now, for today’s reading.