Category: Literature

Not Thinking Alike

“It is not best that we all should think alike, it is differences of opinion that make horse races.” –Mark Twain ~~ A few new poems written by my non-pseudonym in Jacket Magazine: * The Arm of Eden * Where Bullfinches Go to Defy * Two if by Land, I Do * A Martyrdom Should…

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Quickie

Yes, that’s John Travolta and Kirk Douglas lip wrestling, but this post is about much more than curing the daily — Jim K wrote a quick review of my recent Dusie chap, Kiss Me With the Mouth of Your Country (send your address to amyhappens @ gmail dot com for a copy). And thank you,…

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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

First of all, love is a joint experience between two persons—but the fact that it is a joint experience does not mean that it is a similar experience to the two people involved. There are the lover and the beloved, but these two come from different countries. Often the beloved is only a stimulus for…

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Evolutions

“The female is as it were a deformed male.” –Aristotle “Distinguished women . . . are as exceptional as any monstrosity . . . for example a gorilla with two heads.” –Le Bon (1879) “It was certainly an odd monster that one made up by reading the historians first and the poets afterwards–[woman as] a…

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