Author Jason Cannon has written a diverting, well-researched, comprehensive biography of Charlie Murphy (Publishing June 1, available for pre-order now), who owned the Chicago Cubs from 1906 to 1913 and […]
From John Dos Passos’s memoirs The Best Times: “For years a wooden box full of my father’s letters has stood on my mantel at Spence’s Point. It is a box […]
From Politico: “All right, you have won,” John Dos Passos wrote in his bitter U.S.A. trilogy passage about the death of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. “There is nothing left […]
My 2nd poem about my paternal grandfather, Rodney Marshall Coggin, went online today. “Papa” was a Marine aviator in the Pacific during World War II. Thanks to Cathexis Northwest Press […]
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.