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Friendly Competition

I was talking with a good friend recently, and the conversation veered into risky territory when he said, “I’m really enjoying writing.” Reasonable people would regard his statement as innocuous, right? Simply one friend sharing with another friend the intoxication of words used well. Now, since I ably masquerade as a ‘reasonable person’ from time … Continue reading

Poetry / The English Teacher

Turns of Phrase & Altered Perceptions

Death amongst the living. Life, grown still. Landscapes. Art imitates life. Life masquerades as artistic license. Parts of the whole, and whole parts redacted. Fathers, daughters. Wife & Mother. Collateral Damage. Wreckage. Carnage. Welcome to Sharon Olds‘ “Still Life in Landscape.” (Don’t say I didn’t warn you)   Still Life in Landscape Sharon Olds   It … Continue reading