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Faces From Indian Country

I. Highway 89 at Pilgrim Creek Road: The truck stops and the Indian turns the engine off. He moves slowly from the vehicle and watches as the eagle tears into … Continue reading

April 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

John Aiello’s First Book of Poems Now On Sale

HYMNS TO THE NIGHT ROAD (Poems For Dead Parents). John Aiello. Electric Review Press. With original art work by Eric Ward.  John Aiello and Electric Review Press announce the release of Hymns To the … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

“First Cure”

First Cure For Allen Ginsberg’s Ghost (this)Morning I heardYou writingYour epic KaddishAll over again (there)At theKitchen tableIn the pale(mid)Night lamplight(writing)In twin rainbowsOf inkOn onionSkin parchment (these)Tear-stained websOf wordsIn linenBlue pools(out)Line … Continue reading

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

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
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