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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Enjoy this new French TV episode on Lawton Chiles’s famous 1,000-mile walk across Florida, now at its 50th anniversary. In February, a French reporter contacted me about covering Chiles for […]
It’s hard to imagine the American Plains full of bison herds. Bison by the millions. As the U.S. expanded westward, bison were targeted by European settlers for extermination. The near-extinction […]