Commentaries - March 2009

Fascism = communism, with Obama thrown in

This morning I’m having a discussion with two Facebook friends, Dave and Peter (they don’t know each other). It started when I posted a Facebook “note” with a photo of Nazi film-maker Leni Riefenstahl and a link to the New York Times obituary of her published after her death at 101 in 2003. Dave started us off by likening the Obama inauguration to the Nuremburg rally. To view the thread of Facebook comments, click on the image at right.

Didion live

During Joan Didion’s visit to the Kelly Writers House as a Writers House Fellow, two of the sessions will be available as a live streaming video, and you are more than welc

Just a few lines along a certain line of thought

In ’99, as I prepared to teach my modern and contemporary American poet

Choosing to live in the city

From the Daily Pennsylvanian, March 20, 2009. Click on the image above for a larger view.