American Sentences Reviewed

Michael Dylan Welch, who has been tracking my commitment to American Sentences for many years, made good on his promise to write a review of the book and wrote a very astute and fair one. I liked that he noted my allusion to a Jack Kerouac haiku and liked especially...

Latin American Neo-Baroque

Senses of Distortion (Pablo Baler Interview)Conducted at Cal State University’s Golden Eagle radio station on November 14, 2016. Our thanks to Jasmine Salgado and Golden Eagle radio.) The objective of art is exactly like that of cosmology. Its aim is to...

How to Survive Trump? (Cascadia Knute says)

Perhaps it’s vindication for suggesting Bernie Sanders was a candidate more in line with traditional Democratic Party values, or the yuge desire to see an end to the embrace of neoliberalism that allows me not to feel as freaked out about the possibilities of a...

Visiting Corita

I had a vague memory of the work of Sister Corita Kent when I saw the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition of her work in August. The “Love Stamp” (back when stamps were .22c) did remind me that I’d seen her work before and I remembered the color...

Wanda Coleman @ 70

Wanda Coleman did not live to be 70, but today would have been her 70th birthday and as I go back to her work in preparation for a celebration of her memory at Beyond Baroque in L.A. today, I feel her ferocious presence strong as ever. And when her longtime...