Commentaries - December 2007

Need more memory, fewer memorials

Still gets to me, the unfairness
and waste of survival; a nation
with so many memorials but no memory.


Ike ad 1956

If TV ads for presidential campaigns today were as simple and as silly as those put on by Dwight Eisenhower's people in 1956, I wonder if we would all think the politicians had gone insane, or

PennSound in Scandinavia

Paal Bjelke Andersen this past summer organized a poetry/poetics festival associated with nypoesi.