It’s a treat when he turns up on Leno or Letterman, even if his mind is peripatetic and the put-downs lack those surreal associations and references that would reduce even a seasoned straight man like Johnny Carson to tears of laughter. Absent too is the rarefied foolishness that would break out when Rickles would interrupt one of his host’s sketches.
T.S. Eliot was immense and wise, but no one, not even the sagacious Eliot, could have seen how historically cruel this particular April would be. Yet, on the whole, we're all still trying to get by. Some of us are even trying to brighten the corners. So a word here about the Rhodeo Poets, a... Continue Reading →
As he strolled through the Delta terminal, George caught snatches of Sleigh Ride, Blue Christmas and Winter Wonderland wafting from pizza shops and bars, gift kiosks and other cash happy operations. He had a layover in Atlanta and needed something to read on the plane that would take him the rest of the way to... Continue Reading →
Number one, I wanted you to know that you'll find connections to new pieces listed elsewhere on the site (under Story Links). The second purpose of jumping on a blog here is to say hello again. It's been a while. Have I been woodshedding? Trying on new plots, characters, themes. There is new work,... Continue Reading →
I have a new poem online at a journal called Spank the Carp. Here's the link for the poem: http://www.spankthecarp.com/issue41_cresser.html
(Originally published by The Journal of Microliterature) Norman White 22 Sparrow Lane Providence, RI 02903 May 1, 2014 Sally Amen Director of Advancement Handel University 84 Erie Avenue Passaic, New Jersey 07055 Dear Selection Committee, I know it’s an unconventional opening gambit, but I’d like to start by asking you a question. How is this... Continue Reading →