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The "water-gazers" strolling Battery Park

“With its fine promenade and magnificent vista of the harbor, the Battery became a popular place for New Yorkers to visit in the early 18th century,” states the… 122 more words

Lower Manhattan

FYI: Poetry Month is Coming

I’m sharing this e-mail I received from Knopf reminding me of Poetry Month in April. If any of you are lucky enough to be near the NYC reading, it’s a great lineup. 177 more words


The most sensational actress of the 1860s

Adah Isaacs Menken (at right, in her teens) was never considered a great actress.

But she sure was a colorful one, hanging out with Walt Whitman, … 300 more words

Music, Art, Theater

Good Enough for Closure

 Creative Nonfiction Prompt from Poets & Writers:
“This week, write an essay using exactly one hundred words.  Pick a concept you’ve been thinking about recently, like daylight savings time, or a personal story someone has reminded you of recently, like when you learned to ride a bike.  463 more words


When You Come Back

There is nothing like the practical concerns of daily life to interfere with your writing process. A while back I wrote about Poets and Writers… 425 more words


Pig Driven to Holiness

Philip Levine reads They Feed They Lion.

Levine died yesterday.

Poets And Writers

10 Easy Things to Do in January for Your Writing Life

Happy New Year!

Although January is a popular time for declaring writing resolutions, I’m usually too worn out from holiday socializing to join in. Instead, I like to use January to clear the decks, declutter and organize. 508 more words