Category:Words

Cornel West Interview

with Teodros Kiros

Teodros Kiros: I am privileged beyond description to attract the attention of one of the leading philosophers in the world today, Prof. Cornel West of Harvard University. Professor West has spoken at countless universities; his teaching positions have taken him…

Gardens and Psychedelia

Pat Pattison

I’ve just started my 45th year teaching at Berklee, and, with 50 years in front of classrooms (earlier teaching stints at Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame) someone might ask, “Isn’t that enough? When are you going to…

“Killing Time,” and Other Poems

Cristopher Gonzalez

We are the undying, we are the dead I begin with just a flash And I’m reminded and set The smell of northern wood and gasoline Your peaceful air passes through me Our bodies shape together As the currents stream…

Five Poems

Lindsey O’Neill

Moving Six months of living together, six empty Corona bottles consoling the counter, he paid me back for my portion of the round cherry dining table. I packed two forks, three glasses five apartments in four days, rode the worn-out…

4 New Poems

Charles Simic, Former U.S. Poet Laureate

Black Cat The hush of a summer morning Bathed in the light of sunrise Drew me to the open window And the astounding beauty Of every flower and tree in my yard, Never did I suspect fraud, Till I happen…

What’s in a Landscape?

Wayne Wild

Since the spring of 2017, I have been developing a Liberal Arts course that I call, “Interior and Exterior Landscapes: Identity and Expression.” I added the “Identity and Expression” at the urging of my students, who thoroughly enjoyed the discoveries…

A Comic’s Relief

Chloe Southern

“Do you have any idea how much weed I smoke with your mom?” The room breaks into laughter. Will basks in his punchline, soaking up the spotlight. He saunters across the stage smiling, his eyes down, as if his next…