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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

“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

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

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

Playing For the Sake of the Song

An Interview With Musician Mary Ramsey Singer-songwriter Mary Ramsey is known throughout the world for her work with the 10,000 Maniacs. But that’s only half of the story. Ramsey, who … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

Reinterpreting the Work of A Master

An Interview With Songwriter Emma Swift “Like many of the great Bob Dylan songs, ‘I Contain Multitudes’ is a magnet, a fly’s eye view of the cultural wilderness in which … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · 2 Comments

“Chain of Ghosts”

Chain of Ghosts (A Meditation on Emma Swift’s Version of “Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”)   (all) Of a sudden (wind) In thirsty fists (tempests) In my soul Are … Continue reading

August 31, 2020 · Leave a comment
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