• The G

    Witness for the Prosecution

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 26th, 2015

    Poet, archivist, photographer, raconteur Gerard Malanga lives with books and cats in Hudson, New York. Time was in leather he performed a whip dance with the Velvet Underground.

  • Hic Transit Dracones

    Up the River for Kurtz

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 04th, 2015

    As we explore and use our lives as art when do we reach the boundary? Having mapped the known where do we cross over to terra incognita? Or as inscribed on medieval maps the unknown ocean where hic transit dracones.

  • Peacemaker

    Ballad for a Gunslinger

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 04th, 2015

    He didn't like the killing particularly in the beginning.

  • Thoughts

    Critique of Pure Reason

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 05th, 2015

    On the nature of all things.

  • Laurel and Hardy

    Lend Me Your Ears

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 05th, 2015

    Creating is a team effort shaped by a critical process. Reaching an impasse. Hitting the wall. Tapped out. When you come to the fork in the road take it.

  • Fishing

    No Luck with NOAA

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 05th, 2015

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulates fishing. They say there's no cod out there. Tell that to lobstermen with their traps clogged.

  • Seeing Is Believing

    À la recherche du temps perdu

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 05th, 2015

    How long does it take to look at a work of art and remember it, or not, forever?

  • Path Finder

    Ad Astra Per Aspera

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 06th, 2015

    A man needs room to live and breathe.

  • Mr. B. B.

    Ain't Nothin but a Hound Dog

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 10th, 2015

    Sometimes animals have a way of adopting us. More than just a dog B.B. King was a worldly wise hipster and friend.

  • Day by Day

    Swinging for the Fences

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 04th, 2015

    Over the span of a decade Vincent van Gogh created an oeuvre of some 2,000 works including 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings. The fifty works on view in Van Gogh and Nature at the Clark allows us to realize what results when an artist works almost every day. That made me think about the 250 or so poems and two books that I created in this past year. What is produced today inspires what happens tomorrow.

  • Twosomes

    Taken for Granite

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 04th, 2015

    Thoughts on a summer's day.

  • Aboard the Yacht Rachel

    Tennis and Yoga!

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Jul 26th, 2015

    More tales of the Ancien Regime recalling Marat's lists composed in the bathtub. But in Annisquam not Paris where they eat cake and sail by moonlight.

  • Uncle Freddy

    Dove of Peace

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 26th, 2015

    Like many urban poor during the Great Depression my colorful Uncle Freddy was a card carrying member of the Communist Party of America. He was better red than dead.

  • Freddy's Music Unlimited

    Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 26th, 2015

    Brilliant and eccentric he was an actor in the WPA. After a breakdown moved to Boston and the care of my father. Opened a record shop where I worked for him on Saturdays now and then.

  • Remington

    The Write Stuff

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 27th, 2015

    A fine arts major I expected to spend my life as an artist. That has proved to be more or less true with as many facets and tangents as a cubist composition. A rejected gift of an old Remington upright typewriter changed everything.

  • Arnie Reisman Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate

    Clara Bow Died for Our Sins

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 27th, 2015

    As I inscribed in my book for him Arnie Reisman was my first and best editor starting with the Brandeis Justice and then Boston After Dark. I have enjoyed reading his first book of verse Clara Bow Died for Our Sins.

  • Tommy

    Having a Silver Ball

    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 27th, 2015

    To get up for the gig, The Who, we dropped acid. From the front row Ronnie and I were blown away by Tommy.

  • That ‘70s Show

    Mass Birthday Celebration in Sheffield

    By: Charles giuliano - Aug 03rd, 2015

    My buddy Jim Jacobs, known as Shango back in the day, and Kathleen hosted a last hurrah for the Berkshire hipster clan. It was held in a barn and tent in Sheffield. Just up the road a piece from where Benno and Stephanie held all those holiday celebrations. We gathered from near and far for an evening of Indian food and a groovy rock band. On the dance floor Astrid had all the right moves.

  • New Histories

    How Past Become Future

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 03rd, 2015

    Catching up with old friends we share stories, laughs and memories. Without a present, creating new stories, there is little hope or reason for future meetings.

  • Bookends

    Waiting for the Show

    By: Bookends - Aug 11th, 2015

    In the lobby waiting for the show stuck between ambient conversation, laments of age and disease, proved to be more memorable than the play itself.

  • Mondo Cane

    Good, Bad, and Ugly

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 11th, 2015

    From Mr. B.B. to Billis going to the dogs.

  • Pizza

    Slice of Life

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 11th, 2015

    Pennies for pizza.

  • Turtles

    The Shell Game

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 24th, 2015

    Taking your home with you.

  • Troy

    Hubris Undone

    By: Charles Giuliano - Aug 24th, 2015

    Mighty Achilles was invulnerable. Guided by the gods the arrow of Paris, the seducer beloved by Aphrodite, crippled the warrior

  • Root Beer

    Beach Bunnies

    By: Melissa de Haan Cummings - Aug 25th, 2015

    Root beer tricks at the beach.

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