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The Vulture and the Jackal

November 16th, 2016 · 5 Comments

I’ve written fables in verse for many years, mostly so that I can work within a set of specific formal constraints. My fables are invariably made of seven couplets, in strict iambic tetrameter, with no feminine rhymes, inversions, or sprung rhythms. These constraints, mind you, are not arbitrary, but chosen for their poetic effect. At […]

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September 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Steve Paul and Gregory Dawson put together a cabaret revue at the Rainbow and Stars in 1991.  Somehow, I ended up hosting it — with my inimitable dummy, Eddie Gray, who received separate billing.

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August 16th, 2011 · No Comments

I trot out some French, in an excerpt from a White Knuckle Sandwich slide show.

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Village Motel

July 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

You should always sketch your motel room when you’re on the road.

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July 9th, 2011 · No Comments

A love song to the viola, lamenting that the poor instrument is usually relegated to offbeats, set to viola offbeats. The viola does play a solo at the end, though.

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June 28th, 2011 · No Comments

Ventriloquists! Thirty of them, here colorized for your enjoyment. Some of them have turned up on postcards for the “Carousel” series.

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