Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dvorak’s New World Symphony, 1st Mov’t – Dublin Philharmonic

This is a rather famous piece of music, and chances are you’ve heard it before if you enjoy classical music. I’ve always thought this performance by the Dublin Philharmonic is particularly good–so full and warm. Enjoy. Advertisements

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Charles Wright: Poetry as Reason for Living

If you’ve made your way through contemporary American poetry, you’ve likely run across Charles Wright. If you haven’t, you should consider yourself lucky because you have hours of incredible reading in front of you. Wright’s poetry has been an increasingly … Continue reading

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New Book: ‘Pressed Against All That Nothing’

You’ll find very few references to my own work on this blog–partially because I don’t think my own work should be the focus, and also because I generally dislike self-promotion. At the gentle urging of my editor, and because I … Continue reading

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The Power of Politics & The Importance of Disinterestedness

It’s that time of year again: the latest election cycle is running through the air and wire and screen, etc., ad nauseum. Something has changed, though. Where you once debated this candidate v. that candidate over the kitchen table with … Continue reading

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