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Crafting Arts

Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way Continue reading

New Poems by D.A. Lockhart

The following pieces are from D.A. Lockhart's upcoming collection, Tukhone, to be published this fall by Black Moss Press. These are haibun that use Detroit's most renowned musicians and musical acts to explore the physical spaces of the city in its contemporary context.

live romance at neptoon

(inspired by a frantic surprise visit on july 20, 2019, photo documented here by David James Swanson)

100 northern lights staggered southerly as strangers
bedded shoulder-to-shoulder on cooling concrete
shrink-wrapped in wakeful dreams
perspiration a running creek along sacrum
lava … Continue reading

One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love by Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon

I’m a fan of Séan McCann. Bought his music. Saw him perform with Great Big Sea. Had a joyous time, singing myself hoarse. Now I’ve read One Good Reason - his collaborative memoir - enticingly structured, chapters alternating between spouse-authors McCann and Andrea Aragon.

Rapid Reviews June 2016

This installment of "Rapid Reviews" includes five titles which run the gamut from Maine to Nova Scotia to Newfoundland and then Canada in general. One is pure fiction, another a combination of memoirs/fiction, one is of Nova Scotia beaches, another about the late Newfoundland musician Ron Hynes, and lastly a reference book on the history of policing in Canada.