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Statements On Life & Death

An Interview With Mule Kick Blues Editor Garrett Caples San Francisco poet Garrett Caples was charged with the vital task of editing Michael McClure’s last book of poems (Mule Kick … Continue reading

July 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Meditation On Michael McClure’s Mule Kick Blues

MULE KICK BLUES – AND LAST POEMS. Michael McClure. City Lights Books. Edited by Garrett Caples. I. Poet Michael McClure was obsessed with the way words hang on the page … Continue reading

June 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

What’s The Catch? A Discussion of Joe Abercrombie’s Fiction

I’ve been working my way through the collected works of Joe Abercrombie over the past few months, starting with the two books that begin his ongoing second trilogy, The Age … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

“Scarlet In the Moonlight”

In 1975, Bob Dylan encountered violinist Scarlet Rivera one afternoon on a New York City street. In the blink of an eye in a mystical millisecond, a bond was forged. … Continue reading

April 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan 1970 Extends the Idea of the Bootleg Series

BOB DYLAN LIVE 1970. 50th Anniversary Collection. Bob Dylan (featuring George Harrison). Columbia Legacy. Produced for release by Jeff Rosen and Steve Berkowitz. Sessions originally produced for Columbia by Bob … Continue reading

March 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

Allen Ginsberg Biographer & Journals Editor Michael Schumacher Takes the Witness Stand

“You know, over the course of his career Ginsberg reviewed many books. Once I asked him: ‘Allen, do you like everything you read? Why don’t you ever write any negative … Continue reading

February 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Allen Ginsberg’s Picture of A Broken Country

THE FALL OF AMERICA JOURNALS – 1965-1971. Allen Ginsberg. Edited by Michael Schumacher. University of Minnesota Press. “The Fall of America continues Planet News chronicle tape-recorded scribed by hand or … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Claudia McMahon Discusses Her Father, Carson, and A Faltering News Media

Claudia McMahon –  the oldest daughter of “Tonight Show” legend Ed McMahon – grew up in the shadow of the Hollywood neon, as her famous father found his way into … Continue reading

November 30, 2020 · 1 Comment

Peace Among the Shadows

An Interview With Actress Karen Lorre Karen Lorre has had no less than five separate lifetimes rolled into one. A television actress of considerable reach, Lorre launched her career as … Continue reading

November 10, 2020 · Leave a comment
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