Mystical Harrison

What do you sing at a friend's wake? It shouldn't be a sad song - do you really want to add dark clouds when the loss, especially like this one, is already so sad? My buddy was 48 and a regular tennis player ... and he collapsed on the court from a massive heart attack. He … Continue reading Mystical Harrison

A collapsed sun in your pocket: The poetry of Michael Odom

I once wrote in this column that Michael Odom’s poetry reminded me in certain aspects—not in every way, of course, because he is not derivative; his voice is truly original and unique—of the poetry of Dylan Thomas. Startling imagery, unexpected words yoked together by violence, a certain defiant voice ... when I read Odom, I'm … Continue reading A collapsed sun in your pocket: The poetry of Michael Odom