THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: January 2019

“…the care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.” The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays, Wendell Berry [recommended] Monsters rose from scenes gone by And things once green lie down and die While hoary sighs from glaciers stream Mountains shiver in warming steam Bays, gulfs… Read More

 “ . . . for there is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.”  The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera COMPASSION ANTHOLOGY has been publishing anthologies of “compassion-based works of visual art, essays, stories, poems and video” since 2015.  The editors are interested in work that… Read More

  Comedian John Oliver to Serve as Master of Ceremonies at PEN America Literary Gala, May 21 at the American Museum of Natural History, NY. Today PEN America announced that comedian and Last Week Tonight creator and host John Oliver will host of this year’s PEN America Literary Gala where New York’s literary, activist, cultural and social life collides in a celebration of free expression. The event will honor: Bob Woodward, the… Read More

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.” Immaturity, George Bernard Shaw [The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays] We four, we fumbled our pas de quatre on river rocks in a faraway place of raging Hudson and an antique cloister. No escape from mutilation but for books and theater, old stories reborn, told in graceful moves and music… Read More