Did you know? In 1943, John Dos Passos wrote a lengthy, charming profile of New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia for Liberty magazine. Although Dos Passos was best known […]
It’s a big publishing day. I’m very proud of this new piece for Climate.gov. NOAA scientist Shae Green’s story of mentorship, integrity, and determination in the sciences is an inspiration. […]
Music writer Philip Clark blogged recently about his book-in-development, Sound and the City – a history of the sound of New York City and an investigation into what makes it […]
Congratulations to Profs. Rosa Bautista and Aaron Shaheen, Dos Passos scholars par excellence, on their newly published collection of critical essays on John Dos Passos’s interwar chronicles. Handsome publication! Bravo!
It’s a good day to read Derek Kannemeyer’s new book of poems. He has a true compass for word choice, rhythm, and tone. In evocative, romantic phrases like, “Behold the […]
Consider this new, fascinating vignette about a little-known aspect of the John Dos Passos legacy–the large and historic bald eagle population at Dos Passos Farm.
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 […]
In June, Professor Aaron Shaheen at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, one of the best John Dos Passos scholars in the world and co-founder of the John Dos Passos Society, delivered an […]
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.
A friend of mine is a passionate collector of fountain pens. In fact, I wrote a poem about it (still hoping to publish it). He recently showed me some of […]