“The Paradox of Practice and Purity” published in the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 issue of emerge, the journal of arts administration and policy from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. Thank you to associate editor Courtney Citron for inviting this conversation on the theme of practice. Click here. Blow! – now!—your way is your only […]
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Here Albert read several poems and then discuss them as he is interviewed by Charlie Rossiter at Poetry Spoken Here. Click.
For those who’ve travelled down any road of literary discovery, I don’t think it is surprising for me to say that I recently began following a path of study that led me to insights I was surprised to find. Not so much surprised at the findings, but surprised at myself for what I had missed. […]
It is time again for A Moveable Feast. This is my fourth time with Hemingway’s famous memoir about being a young and poor writer in Paris during the 1920s, but this time I am reading the new “restored” edition. There are subtle changes to the text and “new” chapters culled from Hemingway’s papers, but the […]
(My friend and mentor Norbert Blei had asked me to write an essay about my experience at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay, Wisc., for a book he was working on about the school, Jens Jensen the founder of the school, and his 40-year tenure as writer-in-residence at The Clearing. Norb died this past […]