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The Ploughshares Round-Down: “The Wolf of Wall Street” and Its Backlash

Okay writers, it’s 2014. And what better way start a new year than with an enormous media controversy surrounding a Scorcese film? I KNOW: perfect. If you’ve missed it (I’m sure you’ve had your noses to the ol’ writing grindstone), … Continue reading

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Chucking “Art for Art’s Sake” – Writers and Social Impact

One morning in late September, I found myself backstage at the “Annual Day of Peace” in Covington, KY—an event that kicks off October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’d been asked to perform a song I wrote about my family’s … Continue reading

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Why Poetry Can’t Find Its Public, Part Two

A couple months ago, my blog, “Why Poetry Can’t Find Its Public” nearly caused a riot. Teeth were bared! F bombs thrown! I wanted readers to learn from pop music’s ability to connect with more people. Readers translated this as a suggestion that poetry … Continue reading

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Why Poetry Can’t Find its Public

Hey Poets. I was in LA last month for music work, and I think I found something you dropped: The public.  So—Maybe you weren’t sure when you lost it, but you seem pretty certain music stole it. Or film perhaps? … Continue reading

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