Tag Archives: art

Unopened / Ink 19 Review

Another nice advance review of my new book, Unopened, up at Ink 19. “The best art resonates because it causes an emotional response – the rest is doggerel. It could be a song that makes you recall a memory, a … Continue reading

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Bauhaus Calling

Visiting museums is inspiring for me; here’s one that came after touring a Kandinsky retrospective at the Frist in Nashville.  Uses the eastern sedoka form.  Enjoy.  Doug. Bauhaus Calling Sedoka Kandinsky and Me Riding with the Clash again Four Horsemen … Continue reading

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This Hard Land

New essay entitled “This Hard Land” up at Ink 19.  Thanks to James Mann for  giving me the nudge to write this. Tried to weave a bunch of ideas together, to stack mirrors upon mirrors – but really, props go … Continue reading

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The Party

Feeling a little bit maudlin when I wrote this new piece of flash non-fiction, but just tried to roll with the feeling, honor it, and hopefully, make it something more. Enjoy. Doug THE PARTY On Sunday afternoons, if I’m out … Continue reading

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Chaplinesque

Ever since my son Jude was old enough to watch movies, we’ve had pizza party movie night. Usually weekly. Usually Friday. Most recently, he did a throwback dance and chose Wall-e, during which many fond memories of toddler Jude cascaded … Continue reading

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Killing Time at the Tate

Brand new poem, ode to my favorite art museum…but there’s more Killing Time at the Tate Visiting the Tate Modern For the umpteenth time Like all my London shows Kipping at Luna Simone Taking the tube from Pimlico Hours before … Continue reading

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Wheat

Another old poem, from a college class where we had to pick a painting and write to it. So I went into character. “Wheat” by Thomas Hart Benton This ain’t no oldy-moldy picture of Some holier than thou Madonna looking … Continue reading

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