Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Friends: I’ve been on the road. Many roads. Internal, metaphorical, physical. These are hard times. These are churning times. We all experience hardships, challenges, yes, but right now, it feels bigger, more intense, somehow the worst. Maybe because of the … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

It’s Inauguration Day, Friends. I drove 8 hours from Hattiesburg, Mississippi north to Meridian, into Alabama, then Georgia, and finally crossed into Tennessee at Chattanooga. Less than two hours later, I arrived at my hotel in Knoxville for the night. … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

So, I have been travelin’ new territory, Friends. Yesterday, I left the Delta and drove I55 south, straight into Louisana, to  Hammond about 55 miles north of New Orleans, where I spent the night at The Historic Michabelle Inn, built … Continue reading

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Bon Mot Radio Show with Rick Agran

Friends, Back in October my friend poet Rick Agran interviewed me on his weekly radio show Bon Mot on WDGR-WDGH radio out of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont. We hung out together for 90 minutes; I read from several pieces of … Continue reading

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Margaret-Love

In twenty years, I want to be Margaret-Love Denman. Born and raised in the Delta, Oxford, Mississippi, where generations of her family have owned and still run businesses, Margaret-Love invited me to her childhood home where she’s been living again for … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

Friends, Two posts this week here in the Delta where I continue to have internet only minimally! Wed Jan 11: Sergius Kagen Mon Jan 9: Cabin in the Woods Stay tuned for a longer piece on Sunday about my visit with Mississippi … Continue reading

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Sergius Kagen

Friends, Some story and writing about Sergius Kagen… Sergius Kagen sat at the piano in his Juilliard studio, pipe clenched between teeth, and awaited the arrival of Janice Ruetz. At the end of his repertoire class, she’d asked to speak … Continue reading

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Cabin in the Woods

Friends, I’ve been spending some time with my dear old Dad here in Mississippi about 40 miles out from Oxford, a charming university town and home of one of the nation’s oldest and most reputable bookstores,  Square Books and Faulkner’s Rowan … Continue reading

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Friday Jan 6, 2017

Well, Friends, I had some things I wanted to share today, and will next week, but let me tell you I have just passed through an awful state of parental shock: At approximately 1 pm EST today, shots were fired … Continue reading

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From the Research: Ancient Voices

Hello, Friends, I’ve been working on a section about Jan’s seminal work on George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a brief description via Wikipedia: Ancient Voices of … Continue reading

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