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May 31, 2015

Some years ago I was teaching a novel class at Denison University.  One of the novels I chose was Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News.  Every chapter of The Shipping News (which is about a small newspaper in Newfoundland and contains one of my favorite...

May 23, 2015

For my birthday several years ago, my wife got me a little book by Jeffrey Kacirk called The Word Museum.  It was a collection of “forgotten words.”  They certainly seemed like poem titles.

 

Buzznack

 

Such music as an old organ

might wheeze, whether pip...

May 16, 2015

There’s a certain slant of light

 

Imagine the chandeliers, the candles

at moonlight cant, hedge twist –

 

portrait of a pale cry,

animal rondo, puffed and pouted –

 

The orchestra files from the pit,

first the flutes, then an oboe,

 

cleaned with an owl’s feat...

May 11, 2015

There are also divers other kinds of worms, which for color and shape alter even as the ground out of which they are got; as the marsh-worm, the tag-tail, the flag-worm, the dockworm. . .  Izaak Walton

 

There was a bookshelf for free books near my off...

May 8, 2015

I have a history of obsessions - playing the Bach solo violin literature on the flute - trying to reinvent Panalal Ghosh's flute.  Here's one about Eric Dolphy.  The piece originally appeared in Brilliant Corners.

 

            There is an eleven...

May 3, 2015

              

 

            Somewhere in my music cabinet I might find them.  I kept them because several I had never played before – a set of pieces for solo flute, perhaps a half dozen, ranging from...

April 28, 2015

Besides being about itself (as music always is), Goldberg-Variations is about fairy tales.  Why fairy tales?  I had been reading Russian fairy tales and Italian fairy tales, and a wonderful collection of annotated fairy tales by Maria Tatar.  My head...

April 24, 2015

                                                 Bedtime

 

            When I was a child of five or s...

April 18, 2015

I have plans for this journal.  I'd love to do something like the pieces Verlyn Klinkenborg did for the New York Times Op Ed Page.  I just loved those little pieces. But he was writing about the rural life and I'm smack in the middle of a residential...

April 11, 2015

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or at your local book store.

 

Advance Praise for Goldberg—Variations
 

FLY-FISHER, WORD-HOUND, WIT and storyteller,
Charles Wyatt is most of all a poet with musical skills
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