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Hymns To the Midnight Poet

THE COLLECTED WORKS OF JIM MORRISON. Jim Morrison. Forward by Tom Robbins. Introduction by Editor Frank Lisciandro. Harper Collins. My mind is calm & swirling like the marble pages of … Continue reading

April 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Michael Baughman Takes Us On A Powerful Journey

AN OLD MAN REMEMBERING BIRDS. Michael Baughman. Oregon State University Press. One cold and windy morning about ten years ago, I was waiting for the bus at the shopping center … Continue reading

February 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Life, Death & Poetry

HYMNS TO THE NIGHT ROAD (Poems For Dead Parents). John Aiello. Electric Review Press. “(and)I wonder whatYou’re thinking today(as)Your eyesDart aroundThe roomLike dank mirrored spears(wondering)Where theMind goes(fecund)In clots(& waiting)To die…” … Continue reading

January 3, 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

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

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

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

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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