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Remembering Tayloe Murphy

Last week, I was heartbroken by the death of my very first mentor, Tayloe Murphy. He was a statesman, a family man, and a good friend. Men like him should […]

New Poem: "Dominic Talks Fountain Pens"

The literary magazine, Cathexis Northwest Press, recently published my poem, “Dominic Talks Fountain Pens.” I’m grateful. Below the text of the poem, I explain its origin.

New Annotated Manhattan Transfer

I’ve started digging into Donald Pizer’s new annotated version of Manhattan Transfer and it’s awesome. Here is a very helpful note on page 3 that explains the context of the title: “During this […]

The Campers at Kitty Hawk

This is a spectacularly innovative adaptation of John Dos Passos’s work. Enjoy this video of composer Michael Dellaira’s choral song based on Dos Passos’s biography of the Wright brothers in the […]