Monthly Archives: May 2018

Clearing The Air

Walking across the campus of the University of Montana with a group of summer camp writers, ten year-olds, we stop to view the sculpture I’ve passed maybe a hundred times before, an iron cone topped with a wild, wavy shock … Continue reading

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Friendship

Ed Lahey was the king of Montana poetry for me, and I really wanted to meet him. So, reluctantly, I made the effort to go introduce myself, intrude upon his privacy. He lived desperately alone. Ed invited me in under … Continue reading

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What Art Is

My son did one of those Pollack dribble paintings on cardboard, a masterpiece of texture, color, and warp. I stuck it on the basement wall. What is art? Throw shit and see what sticks . . . throw hard enough … Continue reading

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News From the Front

Light on landscape is art if someone sees it that way. Sound is music to those who hear it, the heater fan’s whir backed up by Dylan and the engine’s purr, maybe your voice joining the choir in your head … Continue reading

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